Into the Mind of Old Man Winter with the WDIO StormTeam

Updated: October 30, 2018 04:38 PM

Winter is coming… You have seen the leaves drop, and you’ve likely seen a few snowflakes already, which means you are probably starting to think ahead.

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"Any time we have autumn, there's always talk of, 'what's the winter gonna be like?'" author Larry Weber said.

The StormTeam is looking ahead for you.

Will it be brutal… or will it be nice?  On Sunday, Chief Meteorologist Justin Liles made his predictions for our long-range forecast.  Do you agree with his forecast?  Next, Good Morning Northland meteorologist Taylor Dayton turns to an old favorite of some...

Do you think you might already have an idea of what to expect based on old farm tricks? 

"My grandma used to talk about the husks on the ground cherries, which is something she grew in her garden and we used to sit and eat as little kids,” Robin Gunderson of Chippewa Falls explained. 

She went on, “If the husks were really thick and hard, she would say, 'Oh, it's gonna be a rough winter, you know, a cold winter.'"

Meteorologist Taylor Dayton will break down what to take away from the Farmer’s Almanac on Monday.

Or perhaps you have been told to pay close attention to the critters to help you prepare for the winter season? What does the woolly bear caterpillar or loon migration this fall reveal for about what kind of cold weather is on the way? 

"There's a lot of, sort of, old wive's tales and folklore that help us try and predict the winter," naturalist Emily Stone said.

Tuesday, Meteorologist Brandon Weathers will separate the facts from the folk lore with expert phenologists. 

Join the WDIO StormTeam Sunday through Tuesday as they help us prepare for our Northland winter.

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