Groundhogs Across Nation Predict Early Spring

Posted on: 9:57 am, February 2, 2013, by


(KTVI)-It’s February 2nd, 2013 and that means it is Groundhog Day.  And with these words, warm weather lovers rejoiced on Saturday morning.

“…there is no shadow to see. An early Spring for you and me.”

So said Punxsutawney Phil, the famous groundhog of Punxsutawney, PA, predicting an early Spring.  Legend has it that if Phil sees his shadow on Feb. 2 on Gobbler’s Knob, winter will last six more weeks. But if he doesn’t see his shadow, spring will come early.

It was one of the largest crowds every in Punxsutawney. An estimated 20,000 braved single digit temps to see Phil make his prediction in person.

What do other forecasting rodents say?

Chattanooga Chuck did not see his shadow and predicted an early spring. He got some help with his forecast from his friends at the Tennessee Aquarium.

Staten Island Chuck also didn’t see his shadow this morning at the Staten Island Zoo, signaling an early thaw. That makes three warmer weather forecasts.

Website: NCDC’s Groundhog Day Page