Saturday, February 2, 2013

Groundhog Day

The world's most famous furry forecaster,
Punxsutawney Phil,
will pop out of his burrow Saturday morning to tell the nation what our weather will be like for the next six weeks.
Will we have an early spring, or will winter dig in its
heels until mid-March?

According to folklore, if it's cloudy when the groundhog emerges from its burrow Saturday, it will leave the burrow, signifying that winter will soon end. If, however, it's a sunny day, Phil will supposedly see his shadow and, frightened, retreat back into his burrow, and winter will continue for six more weeks.
 
The current forecast from the National Weather Service is for a cloudy, snowy day, but Phil is a fickle fuzzball, so it's hard to know what he'll do.

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