It is currently Fri, 18-08-17, 7:08 GMT

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Early Spring>
PostPosted: Wed, 03-02-16, 14:51 GMT 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu, 25-10-07, 15:20 GMT
Posts: 991
Location: NE PA, USA
From a local paper. :DD

Quote:
Pennsylvania groundhog doesn’t see shadow

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — The handlers of Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, say the furry rodent has failed to see his shadow, meaning means he’s “predicted” an early spring.

Members of the top hat-wearing Inner Circle announced the “forecast” at sunrise, just before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

A German legend has it that if a furry rodent sees his shadow on Feb. 2, winter will last another six weeks. If not, spring comes early.

In reality, Phil’s prediction is decided ahead of time by the group on Gobbler’s Knob. The tiny hill is located just outside the town for which he’s named about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

Records going back to 1887 show Phil has now predicted more winter 102 times while forecasting an early spring just 18 times. There are no records for the remaining years.

I used to like winter till I had to drive though it. But it was sunny yesterday. I think old "Phil" went blind. :DD Today Rain. In the 50's. Flash Floods?
cartrite


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Early Spring>
PostPosted: Thu, 04-02-16, 1:54 GMT 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue, 04-09-07, 21:55 GMT
Posts: 758
Location: N 42.38846 W 83.45456
well with the recorded temperature at "Willow Run Airport" ( Ann Arbor area in Metro Detroit) hitting 56 deg. F today at 11 AM
and is currently 41 Deg. F at 9 pm

_________________
"I don't pitch Linux to my friends, I let Microsoft do that for me."
Using OpenSUSE 42.1 & Scientific Linux 6.7


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group