Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Happy Groundhog Day-Punxsutawney Phil Predicts An Early Spring

Hello Everyone, How are you all today? Happy groundhog day! The famous Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring,that sounds good to me i hope he is right! We just got hit with another huge snow storm today 8-14in I think we got the 14! I will be so glad if spring does come early, i haven't seen a winter like this sense i was a kid, seems like we are getting snow storms every other day this year yuck. Here is the write up from Ground Hogs day thought i would share the news with all of you. Have A Wonderful Day

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – The country's most famous groundhog predicted an early spring Wednesday.Punxsutawney Phil emerged just after dawn on Groundhog Day to make his 125th annual weather forecast in front of a smaller-than-usual crowd in rural Pennsylvania who braved muddy, icy conditions to hear his handlers reveal that he had not seen his shadow.

Including Wednesday's forecast, Phil has seen his shadow 98 times and hasn't seen it just 16 times since 1887, according to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club's Inner Circle, which runs the event. There are no records for the remaining years, though the group has never failed to issue a forecast.
The Groundhog Day celebration is rooted in a German superstition that says if a hibernating animal casts a shadow on Feb. 2, the Christian holiday of Candlemas, winter will last another six weeks. If no shadow was seen, legend says that spring will come early.


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