This is an archived post from 2012, but the information explaining the persimmon seeds is still accurate!
By Mike Wilhelm, WHNT News 19 Storm Spotter:
On Tuesday, Jason Simpson took a look at the long-range forecast here. This post is a much less scientific look ahead at winter weather, using weather folklore. According to weather folklore, winter weather can be predicted using the seed of a persimmon tree.
Growing up in Huntsville, there was a persimmon tree in our yard and my neighbor taught me that one could predict the type of winter weather we would experience by taking a look inside a persimmon seed. I cannot vouch for the accuracy of this method, but some old-timers put a lot of stock in it!
Read more about what Mike found on Valleywx.com.