what does our friend the wooly bear caterpillar ( larval stage of the Pyrrharctia isabella ) tell us about the upcoming winter? according to the farmer’s almanac the caterpillar’s relatively narrow brown band ( it’s hard to tell from this angle that’s narrow ) means we’ll get heavier than normal snow and its not particularly fat or fuzzy which means we’ll have a relatively mild winter in terms of temperature. so, snowy but not too cold. sounds perfect!
we’ll check back in the spring and see how accurate a forecaster our wooly bear caterpillar friend was.
after an 8 mile run, it feels like THE SURFACE OF THE SUN!
relented and had to pick up last mile in the evening. i’m a wimp.
driving slowly down a country road overloaded with black locust, a line of clouds appeared and i wondered if maybe things are going to get even trickier.
i was pretty sure a tornado was going to drop out of the line of clouds that stretched as far as the eye could see.
happily, no tornadoes appeared, but it did start dumping down rain which made unloading the wood even more fun!
the folks behind the dark sky app have announced the launch of the ambitious and beautiful forecast.io which includes dark sky’s “down to the minute forecasts, for your exact location” feature and a whole lot more. i think i finally found a site to replace wunderground which i’ve been using since the days of the gopher interface circa 1995. ( via kottke )