winter is comming early

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  1. wv hillbilly

    wv hillbilly Active Member

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    i have nticed more and more spiderwebs this week than last. this is usually a good indicator that ol man winter is on the way:eek:, or at least a frost.
    all the hickory nuts have fallen and the second sweet corn crop has way more husk than the first
    oh well nothing we can do about it:D
  2. Iron Eagle

    Iron Eagle Well-Known Member

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    I hope that you are right. I don't like the 100+ temps.
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    I hope not, I just put our second planting of cukes in.
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    That means that it may get into the 50's by December here
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    Funny did not take a shot at a fox this morning or this evening as they are all shedding

    spotted 5 , 4 would have been shot's

    goaties too .. guess thats it for pelts this year
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    that may be optimistic Dave, lol
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    Weird 'cause we've had geese flying south since early July
    and large increase in Hummingbirds....in middle TN.
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    I refuse to accept this I hate winter
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    Aye, don't like heat, but hate cold worse.
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    sorry jim , our turn eh ... ;)
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    A lady told me the same thing about the spider webs last summer. Funny thing about that is last winter was one of the warmest on record here!
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    Sounds like its time to make a move.....I dont blame you. I like cool weather, but I wouldnt live anywhere near a real winter climate.
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  13. carver

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    If spider webs are a true indicator of an early winter, we must be going to have a really hard one! I have more spiders, and webs, this year than I have ever seen here. I like the winter months, I can easily put on enough clothes to stay warm, but I can't legally take off enough to get cool!
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    I have to disagree about the spider web thing. Soon as warm weather hits the spiders (and their webs) flourish. That's when I have to bust out the bug spray and there's no relief till winter comes. Same as with the rest of nature. This is the first I've heard of folks complaining of the opposite. But then there's plenty I still have to learn.
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    I sorta have the opposite view. A hot summer day is nice, but I couldn't possibly live where that was the norm. Too cold outside? Put on some warm clothes. Too hot outside? Shut up and suffer...
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    I hear this every August, when ya live in the coldest part of Alaska; you do think about for about 3 seconds but I don't think winter is coming early. No heavy snow on the mnt tops yet, no frosts, but it did get down to 38 the other night. I have seen first frosts mid SEpt and also nx week, so if it does get down to 10 degrees one morning, so be it. Kills the bugs and makes the moose start to run around like crazy and we always get a few bulls on those kind of years.
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    I'll take the heat I don't have to pay for it. Drink fluids stay out of the sun you'll survive,
    try that in the winter at -20 You'll be a popsicle if you don't have heat.
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    You can always put more on, but you can only take so much off!
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    +1!
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    20 Signs of a Hard Winter

    by Peter Geiger | Tuesday, August 26th, 2008 | From: Blog


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    Signs of Nature, Harsh Winter, Woollybear Caterpillars, Acorns

    Ok, the Farmers’ Almanac prediction for a Numbingly Cold winter is out, but what are the real experts saying? A wonderful friend of Ray Geiger, ( Cleveland weather guru – Dick Goddard) put together a laundry list of “signs” of nature. We featured these in the 1978 edition and it is still relevant today. here are the 20 Signs of A Hard Winter.



    Thicker than normal corn husks
    Woodpeckers sharing a tree
    Early arrival of the Snowy owl
    Early departure of geese and ducks
    Early migration of the Monarch butterfly
    Thick hair on the nape (back) of the cow’s neck
    Heavy and numerous fogs during August
    Raccoons with thick tails and bright bands
    Mice eating ravenously into the home
    Early arrival of crickets on the hearth
    Spiders spinning larger than usual webs and entering the house in great numbers

    Pigs gathering sticks
    Insects marching a bee line rather than meandering
    Early seclusion of bees within the hive
    Unusual abundance of acorns
    Muskrats burrowing holes high on the river hank
    “See how high the hornet’s nest, ‘twill tell how high the snow will rest”
    Narrow orange band in the middle of the Woollybear caterpillar warns of heavy snow; fat
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