The coming weather had reminded me of a joke that I had heard long ago.
In current times there is still a village of Native Americans that still do things relatively traditional. The Chief decided it was time for him to retire and handed down his position to his son. It was during the fall and one of the responsibilities of the chief was to contact the spirits to find out how cold of a winter it will be, so he can tell his people how much firewood to gather. However the son is a young boy of current times who don't believe in all that mumbo jumbo superstition stuff. So instead, he called up a weather station and asked them if it was going to be a cold winter.
The weather station told him that they are not sure yet, but it will probably be a modest winter. So with that information the young chief told his people to gather some fire wood. But since the weather station was not sure at the moment, he decided to have his people gather some extra wood just in case. The son had just been made Chief, and he doesn't want to mess anything up. So he tends to recheck things often. So he called the weather station again.
The weather station told him that they got some results and the winter will be colder than they thought it would be. So the Chief tells his people to gather more firewood. Because what they have now may not be enough. His father never allowed his people to get cold and he intends to do the same. So then later, he checked with the weather station again.
Now the weather station tells him that its going to be a very cold winter. So again the young chief told his people to gather even more firewood. It was getting a bit tingeing for them, but they trusted the Chief. The Young Chief saw how tired his people were getting, but he only wanted to make sure that they are taking care of for the winter. But he wanted to check just one last time. So he called the weather station.
Then they said, "It's going to be a record extreme cold winter, unlike we've ever seen!"
The chief was a bit shocked and distraught, and all he could manage to ask was, "How do know this?"
Then they answered, "Because the Native Americans are collecting firewood like there's no tomorrow!"