Who to believe - weather forecasts?
Man - hard to tell what winter will bring this season. Here's a run down of what I've seen so far:
1. Old Farmer's Almanac - cold and snowy winter with some of the deepest cold towards the end of the season.
2. Accuweather - colder than normal winter with normal precipitation.
3. Hagerstown Almanac - winter will not be particularly "deep or intense" - i.e., mild weather.
4. Wooly bear caterpillars - normal for the first half and spring-like for the second half of the season.
All signs point to:
Clean Your Gutters and Check Your Sump Pump
All the wooly worms up here are completely black. *Crosses my fingers*
I've seen 1 black head brown body and 1 all black wolly worm. Hmmmmm......
The nut trees were heavy this year and the squirrels bushy tailed. Let's hope....