Groundhog Day + Snow Storm = More Winter?
This morning Punxsutawney Phil predicted how much more winter we are expecting. It is a bit funny to me that Groundhog Day always seems to come with not just chilly winter temperatures but some very wintery weather. BUT it is the middle of winter and remember spring arrives on March 20th this year.
HERE IS WHAT HAPPENED!
Phil saw his shadow!? Six more weeks of winter. Not sure how he saw his shadow on a cloudy day in western Pennsylvania but I suspect he is right.
I was not sure how Punxsutawney is going this year due to COVID but the guys in the fancy hats a.k.a. Groundhog Club's Inner Circle like to have a good time and I am sure they will again this year.
According to Groundhog.org this is the deal "the Groundhog comes out of his hole after a long winter sleep to look for his shadow. If he sees it, he regards it as an omen of six more weeks of bad weather and returns to his hole. If the day is cloudy and, hence, shadowless, he takes it as a sign of spring and stays above ground." So to boil that down...sees his shadow = six more weeks of winter. Does not see his shadow = early spring.
And of course, there is Groundhog Day merch, the Phil facemask is perfection.
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