|Mild winter ahead, according to Lake Geneva caterpillar|
|Written by Dan Plutchak|
|Wednesday, 14 December 2011 16:10|
Taylor Kinsey, a third grader at Central-Denison School, holds a woolly bear caterpillar outside his home recently. Some say the caterpillar's can be used to predict the weather.
LAKE GENEVA -- If a woolly bear caterpillar captured by a Lake Geneva 8 year old is any indication, we could be in for a mild winter.
Taylor Kinsey, a third grader at Central-Denison School and the son of CSI Media graphic designer Kelly Kinsey, found the caterpillar outside his home recently.
According to folklore, the wider the brown middle band on a woolly bear caterpillar, the milder the winter.
Other popular forecasting tips include:
• If the first snowfall lands on unfrozen ground, the winter will be mild.
• Winter arrives Dec. 22 at 11:30 a.m. CST.
• When leaves fall early, fall and winter will be mild. When leaves fall late, winter will be severe.
• If the breast bone of the Thanksgiving goose is red or has many spots, expect a cold and stormy winter, but if only a few spots are visible, expect a mild winter.
• The severity of winter is determined by how far down the feathers have grown on a partridge’s leg.
• As high as the weeds grow, so will the bank of snow.
• Onion skins very thin, mild winter coming in. Onion skins thick and tough, coming winter cold and rough.
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|Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 December 2011 16:22|