Temperature in the mid-to high 30s tonight, with patches of frost in the northern counties. Just last Thursday I was complaining that the folklore that called for frost six weeks after hearing the fist katydid was a bust: that day should have arrived Saturday, the 13th, when temperatures never dipped below 59 degrees.
But, even acknowledging that the 17th of September is not the 13th, and upper Fairfield county is not Greenwich, the little buggers may not have been so far off after all.
(off to open houses – back in a few hours)
Now do you believe?
So much for folklore so far as it applies to katydids. I first heard them six weeks ago and that’s supposed to mean the first frost tomorrow, September 13th. I thought that sounded dubiously early at the time and so it proved to be: 64 °F predicted low tonight. What could have happened?
Get ready for winter
Or that’s what folklore says. I heard the first katydids last night (and they’re at it again tonight) and that’s supposed to mean six weeks until the frost. That seems early for frost but with global cooling such a growing concern, it wouldn’t surprise me.
On a related note, there’s this: North Pole sees unprecedented July cold – Arctic sees shortest summer on record.