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The Persimmon Tree calls for Snow....Again.

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Three ways to tell if it is going to be a cold snowy winter here in Arkansas.

First, check the hair on a caterpillar.  The thicker it is, the colder it will be.

Second, cut open the seed in a persimmon. Look for a knife, fork, or spoon. This year, we have two spoons. Think of the spoon as a shovel. The more you have, the more you're going to get...snow that is!

Third, go outside and if the ground is white, it is snowing.

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Ice on trees along the river is not all that uncommon.  The river temperature is 50 degrees, plus or minus 5 degrees all year long.  A cold dry morning can create ice fog that will collect on the trees creating a beautiful display when the sun rises up over the bluff.

Not as common is a 10 inch snowfall.  We have had more, but usually less.  The average is about 4 accumulations of 2-4 inches and one good ice/sleet storm.  Last year was 2-3 inches of ice and sleet with 4 to 7 inches of snow on top.  Things come to a halt for days when that happens.