Indian Summer and Squaw Winter

Chrysanthemum   , the November birth flower.

Chrysanthemum, the November birth flower.

Yet not all is wind, cloud and participation this month; the anticyclonic conditions that produce indian Summer spells in October often reestablish their influence….{The jet stream} may bring “Squaw Winter, described as a brief period of freeze and frost in mid-autumn, which is succeeded by spells of Indian Summer weather under anticyclonic controls.’’

— From the November chapter of New England Weather Book, by David Ludlum