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The champion woolly worm in races at Saturday's 39th Annual Woolly Worm Festival in Banner Elk, NC was Hans Solo, owned by brothers Reyn and Hickson Beekman of Boone, NC.

 

 

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Hans Solo was examined by festival forecaster Tommy

Burleson, who predicted that winter weather in the North Carolina High Country will be as follows:

 

Week 1 (begins December 21) - Normal temperatures with light snow.

Weeks 2-4  - Below normal temperatures with accumulations of snow.

Week 5-11 -  Above normal temperatures with little or no snow.

Weeks 12-13 - Average temperatures with light snow.

 

 

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