Well here he is again. The Woolly Bear is all black!
As he wanders off, I wonder is he correct? Will the winter weather be harsh? Black foretells really bad weather, brown indicates a lesser severe winter, and when they turn up both black and brown, the weather changes during the season, sometimes bad, sometimes better.
The Farmer's Almanac is predicting a wet but warmer winter for us.
Does anybody really know?
Another source says this:
AccuWeather.com Winter 2011-2012 Forecast: Another Brutal One
Well you know what they say about the weather on Long Island? If you don't like the weather when you walk out the front door, walk out the back door. Our weather changes by the minute. A weather diagonal line cuts across the island. Last week New York City, Connecticut, and parts of the Hudson Valley had an unusual Halloween snowfall, which was considered much worse than Hurricane Irene. Here in Huntington, which is in western Suffolk, we didn't see any snow at all, only buckets of rain!
Other bloggers consult the stripes on the Woolly Bear Caterpillars. I guess that we will have to see, but mine was all black! Yikes. I better make sure all the drafts in this old house are covered. What do you think will happen? Make a prediction too.