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Persimmon seed predicts heavy, wet snow for middle Tennessee winter

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While the official winter forecast from the SkyWatch17 hasn’t yet been released, local persimmon seeds are calling for a snowy winter.

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.

FOX 17 News This Morning Meteorologist opened a persimmon seed live on Facebook Tuesday morning. It appeared to show a spoon shape – meaning get the shovel ready!

We also opened up several other seeds, which all seemed to show the trend of a “snowy winter.”

Click here for the latest 7-Day forecast.

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