A period of warm weather following a cold spell or a hard frost Indian summer can occur between St.Martin's Day (November 11) and November 20. Although there are differeing dates for its occurrance,for more than 225 years the Almanac has adhered to the saying"If All Saints' (November 1 ) brings out winter, St.Martin's brings out Indian summer." The term may have come frrom an early Native Americans, some of whom believed that the condition was caused by a warm wind sent from the court of their south-western god-Cautantowwit.
November14th Ice on rain barrel this morning . Holding my breath -waiting for a warm spell. Kitty