winter is comming early

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  1. Zhurh

    Zhurh Active Member

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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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    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
  6. ozo

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    Holy s**t, that would be a sight.....:eek:
  7. Sig Willy

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    I think I saw a sign. This mourning flocks and flocks of birds are flying south.
  8. flyingtiger85

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    It was 113 degrees yesterday.I've been going out shooting once a week anyway.Winter seems a long way off.It will be nice when it cools off in the middle of September.We have those stinking black widows all over out here in the desert.If you go look around at night outside with a flashlight you'll know what I'm talking about.

    WV Hillbilly,when I was a young kid in the 70's I lived across the river in Ohio and I remember the change in seasons when all the leaves turned orange and red and fell.Me and my brothers and neighbor kids would hike in the hills and woods by the Ohio river with BB-guns,pellet guns and Bow and Arrows.It's kind of funny we were in the 3rd and 4th grade and nobody ever got hurt.
  9. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I wouldnt even VISIT a place for a weekend that had real winter weather.
  10. gvw3

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    Double D you would hate Chicagoland then. We get real cold here with lots of snow. The North winds sweep down around the great lakes and bring the arctic cold. Lots of snow too.

    We also have to put up with the Liberal welfare city of Chicago so you would hate it anyway. But the shootings in the ghetto's slow down a lot.
  11. Double D

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    Your right, I couldnt live where they wouldnt allow me to protect my family and then freeze doing it.
  12. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

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    I don't want winter unless it was like last winter that was beautiful
  13. Rocketman1

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    I think it is because that it is hot and dry, and little to no rain.
    Spider webs stay due to lack of rain.
    Hickory nuts have fallen, because the trees are stressed due to no rain. Half the leaves have came off my Maple trees and cork-screw willow.
    Same goes for the corn.

    Someone else metioned that they have nore humming birds in TN. Same thing, they have nothing to nurish them up north in the drought belt.

    On the news they are comparing it to the dust bowl.
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