Valleywx.com: Wooly Worms & Winter Weather

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Ahhh… the wooly worm. It’s amazing how a creature that is neither “worm” nor “wooly” can have so much to say about our weather!

You’ve probably heard the weather lore suggesting that you can tell how severe (harsh) the winter will be by the width of the brown band on the wooly worm.  Both the severity of winter and the width of the band are subjective – open to the interpretation of the person measuring the width or describing the winter.

Read more about this topic on our weather blog, Valleywx.com.

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