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Old 09-23-2011, 07:51 PM
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Location: Western Colorado
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I am told this caterpillars brown band means something as a forecaster of winter weather here on the western slope. What does it mean?

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Old 09-24-2011, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Canon City, Colorado
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Hmmmm...sure is a furry looking thing!! I wonder who will be able to answer this one?! Don't know myself....sorry Jim!!
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Old 09-24-2011, 12:01 PM
 
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I believe the wider the band, the milder the winter.
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Old 09-24-2011, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Ned CO @ 8300'
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Hard to tell what kind of caterpillar that is.
But here's what the Farmer's Almanac has to say about woolly bear caterpillars:
Woolly Bear Caterpillars Winter Weather Predictors
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Canon City, Colorado
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What would be considered a wide band I wonder?! I mean is the band in his photo "wide" or "narrow"? Now I'm confused (doesn't take much however!!)
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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I am told this caterpillars brown band means something as a forecaster of winter weather here on the western slope. What does it mean?

Is Jazzlover around?
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Looks like an average or medium band to me. And, yes, it is a woolly bear.
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