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|Author:||cartrite [ Wed, 03-02-16, 14:51 GMT ]|
|Post subject:||Early Spring>|
From a local paper.
Pennsylvania groundhog doesn’t see shadowI used to like winter till I had to drive though it. But it was sunny yesterday. I think old "Phil" went blind. Today Rain. In the 50's. Flash Floods?
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.
|Author:||John Van Vliet [ Thu, 04-02-16, 1:54 GMT ]|
|Post subject:||Re: Early Spring>|
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
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