Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Did He or Didn't He...

From Fox News:

"PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. — The groundhog has spoken. And it's bad news.

Punxsutawney Phil has emerged to see his shadow before chilly revelers in Pennsylvania, meaning winter will last another six weeks.

German tradition holds that if a hibernating animal sees its shadow on Feb. 2 — the Christian holiday of Candlemas — winter will last another six weeks. If no shadow is seen, legend says spring will come early.

The Inner Circle of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club annually announces Phil's forecast at dawn on Gobbler's Knob, about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

Phil's announcement came before hundreds of onlookers who huddled as temperatures hovered in the teens.

The Groundhog Club says since 1887 Phil has predicted more winter weather by seeing his shadow nearly 100 times, but there are no records for nine years."



He did! Six more weeks of winter!

2 comments:

Full Cup Blessings said...

Well - I guess that is true..we are in for more bad weather this weekend, and yesterday the kids were out of school because of snow/sleet mix. I love the snow and I love having snow days, but I sure don't want to loose spring break.

((((hugs))) Linda

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