Just because there are a ton of acorns doesn't mean you should rush to attach the plow.

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You're out for a nice leaf peeping drive. Rounding a corner, you hear a sharp thud on your roof. Then, another one. Are you under attack? Well, kind of.

While you suddenly haven't found yourself in the middle of a Hollywood (or real life) shootout, acorns are to blame.

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Last fall, it was squirrels. Remember that? Every 500 feet, you were dodging squirrels to varying degrees of success.

In 2019, New Hampshire has an acorn problem on our hands.

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New Hampshire is experiencing a bumper crop of acorns this fall. Every relative over the age of 65 will immediately point to a "sure sign of a harsh winter." Not so fast.

While considered a "mast year," a ton of snow isn't a sure lock.

According to NYGB,  "A mast year is not a predictor of a severe winter. Unfortunately, plants and animals are no better at predicting the future than we are."

Also, weather variables cannot account for the excessive nutty production of acorns in a mast year.