2017-2018 Wooly Worm Forecast

Judy Fraser brings us this winter's forecast

Champaign, IL - Judy Fraser returns to ciLiving to bring us this winter's wooly worm forecast.

The Wooly Worm Forecast, predicting the upcoming winter season according to the coat of the wooly worm is a Blue Ridge Mountain custom stretching back several centuries.  When Native Americans taught the Settlers how to read the coat of the wooly worm. 

Judy has been collecting the woolies with the help of central Illinois viewers for 30 plus years.  They have about an 80% accuracy rate generally speaking.

The coat of the wooly worm, its color, its rings or bands, they have 13 segments, each one representing the 13 weeks of winter, the thickness of it's coat all are determining factors in predicting the winter season.

2017-2018 Wooly Worm Report:

75% Black and Very Dark Brown

13% Beige, Orange, and Yellow

12% White

Here is the 2017-2018 Wooly Worm Forecast:

Lots of Black, Black "Woolies"

"Cold Man Winter will be paying a visit"

Dig out your coats, hats, mittens, and shovels too!

Snowy at times but we won't be buried.


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