5NEWS Weather: Winter Forecasting With Persimmon Seeds

According to folklore, the shape of a Persimmon Seed foretells of the upcoming winter weather season.

  • A spoon indicates a heavy, wet snow
  • A fork indicates a dry, light snow
  • A knife indicates cutting, cold winds

The official Climate Prediction Center forecast indicates higher than normal chances of warm temperatures for December, January, & February.

My personal opinion is this Winter season will be snowier than last year. Last year, we were in the middle of a strong El Niño which lead to warmer than normal weather and minimal snow. With a neutral pattern or even a La Niña this winter you can expect colder temperatures and more than likely that will translate into higher snow totals than last year.