Woolly worm offers season predictions
by Staff Reports
As is the custom, forecaster Tommy Burleson used the worm's colors and stripes to release this forecast for the winter:
— Beginning on Dec. 22, winter will open with four weeks of snowy, cold weather.
— Week 5 of winter will feature light snow and cool temperatures.
— Weeks 6 through 11 will bring normal temperatures.
— Week 12 will be unusual, with an ice storm possible.
— The final week of winter, week 13, will be cold and snowy.
Lickety Split's "handler," Tammy Watson of Belmont, earned $1,000 for her worm's narrow victory in the final race Saturday in Banner Elk.