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Wooly Caterpillar, Walnut Husks, La Niña, Farmers Almanac.......Oh My!

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Yes its another weather thread......I'm sure you can deal with it!

 

Old wives tales, high tech weather forecasting gadgets, studying the history of wether patterns, old farmers feeling it in their bones.......

Lets face it, one of these things will be true for someone, somewhere, eh?

 

Farmers Almanac says that the Northeast and Great Lakes Region will have a great ski season, while Colorado will be lower than average, and the Northwest will be average.

 

 

 

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This year’s forecast indicates that northern New England, the Great Lakes region, and most parts of Canada are in for a very snowy winter. 

 

That sounds nothing like the La Niña, forecast, which predicts a repeat of last year's ski season for the Northwest, Northern Tier, and Sierras, which we all know was anything but average.

 

 

 

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Cold temperatures and a wet climate mean deep powder in the Northwest

 

When I was visiting Michigan last month I noticed that the Walnut husks are thicker than normal, which (according to my grandpa) means a hard winter is ahead in the Great Lakes State

 

I'm not into predictions much, but its hard to believe that my grandpa could be wrong.

 

Shall we predict what's coming, or revisit this during the season to chat  about what's who was right and who was wrong?

 

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Ok....but what did the wooly caterpillars have to say?

 

 

What do you mean by that? said the Caterpillar sternly. Explain yourself!

I can't explain MYSELF, I'm afraid, sir said Alice, because I'm not myself, you see.

I don't see, said the Caterpillar.

I'm afraid I can't put it more clearly, Alice replied very politely, for I can't understand it myself to begin with; and being so many different sizes in a day is very confusing.

It isn't, said the Caterpillar

 

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Ok....but what did the wooly caterpillars have to say?

 

 

What do you mean by that? said the Caterpillar sternly. Explain yourself!

I can't explain MYSELF, I'm afraid, sir said Alice, because I'm not myself, you see.

I don't see, said the Caterpillar.

I'm afraid I can't put it more clearly, Alice replied very politely, for I can't understand it myself to begin with; and being so many different sizes in a day is very confusing.

It isn't, said the Caterpillar

 


I haven't seen the Wooly Caterpillar.  Was hoping that another Bear had a chat with him.

 

 

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As for Spring skiing, I'm reserving judgment for the expert here..

 

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Not sure about predictions but Mt Rose's Web Cam looks awesome!!!

http://www.mtrose.com/on-the-mountain/web-cams

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Winter 2011-2012: Brutal for the Midwest, Great Lakes

 

Hands down, AccuWeather.com's long-range experts agree that the Midwest and Great Lakes region will be dealt the worst of winter this year.

In terms of both snow and cold, this winter is expected to be the worst in Chicago.

AccuWeather.com Long-Range Meteorologist Josh Nagelberg even went so far as to say, "People in Chicago are going to want to move after this winter."

However, for the worst of winter's cold alone, the AccuWeather.com Long-Range Forecasting Team points to Minneapolis.

The team also highlights Buffalo, N.Y., Indianapolis and Omaha, Neb., as cities that will have to deal with a hefty amount of snow.

 

 

 

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