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Friday, February 2, 2007

Punxsutawney Phil's Predictions -- Fact or Fiction?

Today is Groundhog's Day, which Americans have made a tradition of predicting a future weather season. Supposedly, a German legend has it that if the groundhog does not see his shadow on this day at this particular hour, an early spring is headed our way. That would be wonderful, in my opinion, but considering that temps are supposed to take a turn for the worse this weekend, is an early spring really on the way? According to the weather reports, we might see wind chills from -5 to -15 this weekend . . . brrrrrr! How many more days until the first signs of spring appear? I don't know, but I sure can't wait. Snow and ice is a pain, but bitter cold temperatures is another thing. It sure would be nice if Punxsutawney Phil, the weather predicting groundhog, was right on the mark!


David said...

I think the ground hog is high. I live in Texas and have 2 inchs of snow in my backyard from a snow that we had 2 weeks ago. Oh,by the way thanks for visiting my blog. David

SP said...

I agree. Ever since the "prediction", temps here in Michigan have plummeted to sub-zero degrees. Brrrr!