10 Signs That Boise Will Have an Awful Winter
...you know, other than the fact that our receptionist said it was snowing on her way in to work this morning and we're expecting a record low tonight.
If you've ever picked up a prize from our station before lunch, you know Linda who mans the front desk. She lives near the Robie Creek campground and told me that it was snowing on her way into the station this morning. She was so shocked to see the flakes that she actually thought they were a massive amount of bugs at first.
Thanks to the front that moved through and brought some frigid winds with it, we're looking at a very real possibility of a record low tonight. The foretasted low is 25º, one degree lower than the record low of 26º set in 1985.
Is this a sign of things to come for winter in Boise? If you ask the Farmers Almanac, not really. They say that our fall frosts are pretty regular after October 7...but they do say that these strange things are signs that indicate a hard winter ahead. Have you noticed any of them?
- Early Departure of Geese and Ducks (Come to think of it, I haven't been harassed by a Greenbelt goose in quite some time. Anyone else noticed less of these jerks around town?)
- Thick Hair on the Nape of a Cow's Neck
- Heavy and Numerous Fogs During August (I can't remember what I had for breakfast this morning. Does anyone remember if it was super foggy in August?)
- Mice Chewing Furiously to Get Into Your Home (Well, I mean if I was living outside and I had a feeling in my bones that it was going to be 25º tonight, I'd try to get into your home too)
- Spiders Spinning Larger-Than-Usual Webs, Increase in How Many Are Entering Your Home (Also known as in my world as "OH HELL NO. We're burning the whole apartment down if that happens.")
- Unusual Abundance of Acorns
- Thicker Than Normal Corn Husks (Good for your dinner plate, bad for your snow shovel)
- Pigs Gathering Sticks
- Ants Marching in Lines
- Frequent Halos or Rings Around the Sun/Moon