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West Main Street Squirrels predict: A bad, bad winter ahead

VARMINTOLOGY: Larry Smith reports on squirrelly prognostication tool for the winter ahead. Says Campbellsville Squirrel activity may be an omen of "No School at all in January."

By Ed Waggener

"The West Main Street squirrels know something," Larry Smith confided on Friday, from observations at his home in the West Main Street, Campbellsville, KY neighborhood. "They're cacheing every acorn and nut in sight," he said. "That means they think there's a bad, bad winter, ahead - I think the squirrels are saying it might be time to call off school in January, altogether," he said.

So far as we know, this is new scientific territory for the iffy business of predicting winters, though from more knowledgeable folk scientists, there may be millions around the world who watch squirrels for weather news and never turn on a radio or Tv, follow computer news, or read anything other than the Grit and the Bible and get along just fine.

But for us, this is a whole new discipline for the science of weather prediction: Added to the tried-and-trusted fogs in August, persimmon seed signs, and lessons learned from woolly worms (at CM, we still waiting for woolly worm word on the coming winter.)

For GO or NO GO team, Larry & FM 92.7 the WAVE and FM 99.9 the BIG DAWG and will not rely on folk science. When the time comes to let people know all the area school openings & and schedule changes, because of the weather is misbehaving, we'll be up early, posting and broadcasting the most dependable, reliable weather related changes we can possibly do. - CM

This story was posted on 2015-11-07 07:00:06
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