Happy Groundhog Day!

Groundhog Day is here, and in this area we are covered in a ridiculous amount of snow. It is no surprise that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow. That means six more weeks of winter.

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(Washington Post)

Where Phil lives there was a mix of snow and rain this morning. Last year Phil also saw his shadow, and it was a long and brutal winter. However, you cannot really base your weather predictions on a rodent. Since the tradition began in 1887 Phil has seen his shadow 101 times, not 17 times, and there are 9 years for which there is no data. Overall he has an 80% rate of accuracy.

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(Gene J. Puskar/AP)

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(Gene J. Puskar/AP)

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(Gene J. Puskar/AP)

Hope you are not too sad by Phil’s prediction!

-Fizz

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