Crab Makes Chilling Prediction
Baltimore Bill, the weather predicting crab, calls for an early winter.
Baltimore’s answer to Punxsutawney Phil is calling for an early winter.
On Wednesday morning Baltimore Bill, a weather predicting blue crab, walked up a specially designed ramp at the Inner Harbor and headed right into the warmer Chesapeake Bay waters indicating an early winter, according to a news release.
According to the release:
Ever since Bill was spawned in the lower Chesapeake Bay, he was different from other crabs. When he was hatched, Bill is said to have raised a claw in the water, felt a warm current and headed off to share his special power with the world. Baltimore Bill takes his job very seriously, and in a total claw-biter, he took his time making his prediction this morning.
The event was put on by Old Bay and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
Correction: The direction Baltimore Bill went off the ramp was intially wrong due to incorrect information provided to Patch.