Making Winter Predictions
Now that all of the experts with their sophisticated equipments have had a shot at predicting what kind of winter we will have it's our turn. We decided to poll those who always have an opinion - locals and old timers. We even asked the tourists. After all, they are always asking us. Good news! The results are unanimous; it will be a heavy winter and here are the twenty best reasons why:
- Dogs are burying their bones deeper
- The tourists left early.
- Squirrels are nesting in houses.
- Snowmobiles are starting by themselves.
- Spiders are growing fur.
- Ski Homewood bought a snow-maker.
- Snow cross melted off of Tallac by Memorial Day.
- Your winter wear is ugly and out of style.
- The Gamet's are building a new house - "Last time, '82."
- Lots of wooly caterpillars.
- Cats are growing thicker fur.
- The Farmer's Almanac.
- Hurricanes in Florida and Hawaii - "Same as '82."
- El Nino - '82 - '92.
- Excessive amount of mice.
- Woodpeckers are making nests higher in trees.
- Law of averages.
- New Zealand weather pattern is the same as ours. They had a heavy winter.
- Trees changed colors
- Early pine cone drop.
If it turns out that we have another year of drought, we can assume that these indicators were correct - just the conclusion was wrong. Or, you may answer the questions as I did, "ask me again next May."
NOTE: The winter of 1992-93 received 200% of average snowfall!
Bob Malm - Homewood Hardware (fall 92)
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