With the National Weather Service closed, we can still get an accurate prediction of the 2014-2014 winter weather using traditional methods:
This woolly worm is telling us that the coming winter will be a very mild one. Notice how wide the brown stripe is:
The more brown, the milder the winter. This is one of the widest brown stripes I’ve seen. Note that the woolly worm can predict only for his local area. This particular woolly worm was observed at approximately 35° 8’23.91″N 82°49’7.14″W, so if you are not close to this location, you will need to find your own woolly worm.
The 36th Annual Woolly Worm Festival in Banner Elk, North Carolina, will be held this year on the 19th and 20th of October. Go here for more information.