Groundhog Day - Will Spring Be Far Behind? Not according to Phil!
Today, we observe Groundhog Day! According to USA Today - Punxsutawney Phil, the world’s celebrity groundhog, was coaxed from his burrow in western Pennsylvania early Friday as an anxious nation watches to find out whether we’ll have an early spring or six more miserable weeks of cold and snow.
Also, according to legend, if it’s sunny and Phil sees his shadow, the scared groundhog returns to his burrow and the U.S. will endure six more weeks of winter. But if it’s cloudy when the groundhog emerges on February 2, the critter won’t see his shadow and will leave his burrow, meaning winter will soon end and an early start to spring is coming.
NOAA reports that since 1887 Phil has seen his shadow 103 times - 6 more weeks of winter - to 18 times not seeing his shadow which means spring is on the way.
Well, Phil saw his shadow and it looks like we’re in for six more weeks of winter. We have safety tips on our site to assist you in dealing with storms.
Happy Groundhog Day!