Weather Prediction?

The other day I spotted this wooly bear caterpillar crossing the path. It rattled a thought in my brain about using their coloring to predict the winter weather. There is an awful lot of black on that caterpillar so we just might be having a bad winter. Bring on the wool!

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11 Responses to Weather Prediction?

  1. sthnxstitch says:

    The woolly bear caterpillars we have in NZ have yellow and black stripes running lengthwise.
    https://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/resources/identification/animals/bug-id/what-is-this-bug/bugs-with-legs/lots-of-legs/caterpillars/woolly-bear-caterpillar
    (I hope this link works for you.)

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  2. salpal1 says:

    It can be a bad winter, but not an early one, OK? 😉

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  3. Bring on the wool anyway – New England gets cold even if it is a mild winter! Bring on the wool – I want to knit!

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  4. kathyreeves says:

    My problem is that I want more wool, and I have plenty!!!

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  5. The Farmer’s Almanac predicts a cold snowy winter this year. I would be fine with that, as long as it starts after Christmas and ends before Valentine’s Day.

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  6. LDSVenus says:

    I think I remember someone telling me the broader the stripes the harsher the winter, and as someone said above we can expect a cold snowy winter, pretty much like last year, ugh. Hope we don’t get to 70 below with wind chills again.

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  7. He does have a lot of black on him! Fortunately, you have lots of wool and toasty, lovely clothing 🙂

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