Contact Us

One Forecaster Calls For Snowy Winter in CNY

wooly worm

Caterpillar, Wooly Worm or Wooly Bear, whatever you call it, folk lore says they can be winter weather predictors.  This one was found in the station parking lot this past weekend.  So what does he/she say is coming for CNY this winter?

According to lore and the Farmer’s Almanac there are several things to study in the caterpillar to predict the coming winter.  According to the almanac’s blogger, Peter Geiger, the coat color and thickness is just the beginning.

Some folks have taken this to an extreme. Supposedly there are thirteen segments in a typical banded wooly bear, and many people believe that each segment represents one week of winter. Orange segments predict mild weeks, and black ones foretell bad winter weather

Geiger even suggests the direction it’s traveling when found says something.  So let’s virtually dissect this little guy, virtually.

  • Thick coat, Mr. Wooly looks pretty wooly, lots of snow.
  • Color looks like lots of snow to start a break in the middle and more at the end.
  • 13 bands, looks like about 5 weeks of snow, 5 mild and 3 more of snow.
  • It was traveling north-east when discovered, should indicate mild winter.

In comparison to the Old Farmer’s Almanac prediction,

Winter will be milder than normal across the north but colder in the south, with precipitation and snowfall both slightly above normal. The coldest periods will be in early and mid-December, late January, and late February. The snowiest periods will be in early November, early to mid-December, late December, and early February.

My best guess is it will snow sometimes, sometimes it won’t.  Sometimes it will be cold and sometimes it won’t.  You can trust me on that forecast.



Best Of Big Frog 104

Recommended For You

Best Of The Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Big Frog Rewards Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Big Frog Rewards Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.