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Woolly bears not really able to predict severity of winter

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Who can predict the severity of the coming winter? Well, according to legend, one of our local insects seems to know. I am speaking of the little brown-and-black nomads that can be seen crossing driveways and sidewalks at this time of year — the cute and cuddly woolly bears. Everyone seems to agree that woolly bears can predict the weather, but no one really seems to know what they are telling us. The woolly bear’s ...

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November 1, 2013
2:25 p.m.

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You have just ruined one of my best childhood memories!! We would 'take a reading' and spread the word but the winter seemed to go on forever anyways so we always thought we had got it right!!