Saturday, February 05, 2011
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
If ol' Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, there's six more weeks of Winter;
if he doesn't, there's only a month and a half. ;-)
Punxsutawney Phil emerged just after dawn on Groundhog Day to make his 125th annual weather forecast in front of a smaller-than-usual crowd who braved muddy, icy conditions to hear his handlers reveal that he had not seen his shadow.
Including Wednesday's forecast, Phil has seen his shadow 98 times and hasn't seen it just 16 times since 1887, according to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club's Inner Circle, which runs the event. There are no records for the remaining years, though the group has never failed to issue a forecast.