Groundhog Day

Just heard that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow. That means six more weeks of winter. If you visit the following site you can see the  groundhog making his forecast.

groundhog-day

*Punxutawney Phil saw his shadow on Thursday morning, predicting six more weeks of winter during Groundhog Day festivities at Gobbler’s Knob, a small hill just outside Phil’s hometown.

Members of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club’s Inner Circle revealed Phil’s forecast by poem as is tradition.

“It’s mighty cold weather, you’ve been braving,” this year’s verse read. “Is it more winter or is it spring that you’re craving? Since you’ve been up all night and starting to tottle, I, Punxsutawney Phil, shall not dawdle,” the proclamation read. “My faithful followers, I could clearly see a beautiful, perfect shadow of me. Six more weeks of winter, it shall be!”

Records dating to 1887 show Phil predicting more winter 102 times while forecasting an early spring just 18 times — including last year, the AP reports. There are no records for the remaining years.

 

 

*https://weather.com/news/weather/news/groundhog-day-did-punxsutawney-phil-see-his-shadow

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