I have to give a major shout out to my friend Cathy Dukes, who gave me a heads up about this forecast. For years, Dick Frymire of Irvington, Kentucky used a Japanese elm tree and a formula built around it to predict winter weather for the coming year. Though Dick passed away in 2013, his family is carrying on his tradition and they have issued the 2016-2017 forecast. And here's a little hint. You'd better bundle up and get the shovel ready!