View Full Version : Groundhog predicts an early spring. Don't get too excited, he's usually wrong.

Ted Hoppe
02-03-2019, 11:55 AM
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As the legend goes, if Phil sees his shadow, he considers it an "omen" of six more weeks of bad weather and heads back into his hole. If it's cloudy and he doesn't, you can put away that winter coat sooner than expected.
But of course, his predictions aren't always correct.

The groundhog doesn't have the best track record

It's a Groundhog Day tradition that stretches back more than a century. But even though Phil has been in the weather-prediction business for more than 130 years, he doesn't have a stellar track record.

02-03-2019, 11:59 AM
For the next two weeks, we're looking at highs well above normal. We might hit 50 again, in February!!! The vast majority of day's have been above freezing this winter. The rat might be wrong, but the trend from year to year is warmer climate here in the Northeast. So spring might not come early but winter is the new spring here.

02-03-2019, 12:04 PM

02-03-2019, 02:27 PM
65 in Tennessee

02-03-2019, 02:31 PM
In Seattle of bulbs are coming up the trees are starting to bud and I saw my first crocus. Cold weather is supposed to come in tonight with possible snow, which may damage all the early growth