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    Default First frost in the Pee Dee

    I had a little chat with nature's forecasters today. It seems that first frost in the Pee Dee will occur during the weekend of November 7th - 9th this year.

    Mark your calendars. Plan to get your tender vegetation inside or covered before then.

    The blackbirds told me to tell you.
    That the Tiger's roar may echo.....

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    A little late this year?

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    Early for me
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    Frost on the rooftops all over the Pee Dee this morning, but I haven't seen any on the ground. Tonight may be different with even lower temps.

    The blackbirds are usually pretty good prognosticators on first frost.
    That the Tiger's roar may echo.....

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    There's been a lot of frosting in the upstate this year
    You've got one life. Blaze on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by squatty View Post
    There's been a lot of frosting in the upstate this year
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    Collards will be just right for Thanksgiving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aging Baby Boomer View Post
    Frost on the rooftops all over the Pee Dee this morning, but I haven't seen any on the ground. Tonight may be different with even lower temps.

    The blackbirds are usually pretty good prognosticators on first frost.
    There were a couple of mornings with frost in October, granted not a heavy one.

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    Heavy frost all around this morning. The blackbirds were off by four days this year (original prediction was 11/7/14). But I think that's pretty good for Old Timer's weather lore.

    Any of you fellers good with woolly bear caterpillars predicting how harsh the winter will be?
    That the Tiger's roar may echo.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aging Baby Boomer View Post
    Heavy frost all around this morning. The blackbirds were off by four days this year (original prediction was 11/7/14). But I think that's pretty good for Old Timer's weather lore.

    Any of you fellers good with woolly bear caterpillars predicting how harsh the winter will be?
    Tell more details as to how you predicted this first frost, please sir.

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    I seen 2 wooly worns this year and both were solid black. Cold winter?

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    What do you smoak before you talk to the black birds?

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    My father always said that, in the fall, you should make a note of the first day you observe a large group of blackbirds. Add six weeks to this date, and you get the date of first frost in your area.

    I think I've chronicled this in various posts here over the last few years....and it's remarkably accurate.

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    I will vouch that it seems pretty accurate because I saw a fairly large flock working a sunflower field mid-September. We had a light frost somewhere right near the end of October, which is a week or two late for us.

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    I got another way of knowing....an old timer told me once.

    About mid-september, you add six weeks and come up with a number around the first week of november and that will tell you when the frost is.

    Or you could do the same every labor day, but you have to add EIGHT weeks.

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    That won't be accurate in Georgetown, Beaufort or Caesar's Head. But on the average it's pretty good for the Pee Dee.
    That the Tiger's roar may echo.....

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    Well....here it is almost the end of September, and it's time to talk to the blackbirds. But they haven't shown up yet. Does that mean first frost will be later than usual this year? Stay tuned. The blackbirds will speak to us when the time is right.
    That the Tiger's roar may echo.....

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    I saw a bunch today in Greenville. Don't worry. Cottontop says there is still enough time to grow sorghum.
    Last edited by DJP; 09-28-2015 at 05:47 PM.

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    according to the persimmon seeds it will be a cold winter.
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    I've seen good size flocks of blackbirds in the PeeDee for that last 10 days. Not the never ending line of birds kind of group, but enough that I would classify it as 'big'.

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