Saturday, February 02, 2008

Six more weeks of winter?

That depends upon who you trust...

Today is Groundhog day and, according to tradition, if the groundhog sees his shadow it means we're in for six more weeks of winter. The tradition comes from a German superstition that says bad weather is coming if an animal casts a shadow on Feb. 2, the Christian holiday of Candlemas.

Punxsutawney Phil did see his shadow this morning in Pennsylvania, and is calling for six more weeks of winter.

Buckeye Chuck, Ohio's official groundhog, did NOT see his shadow. Over in Holland, Charlie and Terry Hoag held the 8th Annual Holland Huckleberry Day celebration. The fun started after 5:30 a.m. when Holland Huckleberry arrived in his parade float. He didn't see his shadow either.

Perhaps Ohio, especially the northwest portion, is in for an early spring? That would be nice.

1 comment:

Tim Higgins said...

Maggie,

This apparently contradictory result in the prediction of the end of winter can have only one cause.

...wait for it

Global Warming

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