NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) —While the official winter forecast from the FOX 17 Code Red Weather team hasn’t yet been released, local persimmon seeds are calling for a cold, snowy winter this year.
Using persimmon seeds to predict the weather is a bit of folklore that’s too fun not to try. Persimmons seeds are said to predict the type of winter a region will have – and the seed must come from that region.
Split the seed lengthwise and look at the root inside. If it’s shaped like a spoon - get the shovel ready! This means we’re in for a snowy winter. If it’s shaped like a fork- light snow is possible, but a mild winter. If it’s shaped like a knife- then be ready for a very cold winter.
Chief Meteorologist Katy Morgan opened a persimmon seed live on Facebook Tuesday morning. It appeared to show two spoons and two knives – meaning get the shovel ready! You'll also want to bundle up as it may be frigid.