This Groundhog day, I’m sure a lot of folks – especially those back east are hoping that Punxsutawney Phil will not see his shadow. I found it interesting that even NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has a page about Groundhog Day. Below is a small part of the web page, so if you would like to read more the link is at the bottom of this page.
** Every February 2, thousands gather at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to await the spring forecast from a special groundhog. Known as Punxsutawney Phil, this groundhog will emerge from his simulated tree trunk home and look for his shadow, which will help him make his much-anticipated forecast. According to legend, if Phil sees his shadow the United States is in store for six more weeks of winter weather. But, if Phil doesn’t see his shadow, the country should expect warmer temperatures and the arrival of an early spring.