Every year on February 2, people all across North America tune in to see if the famous weather forecasting groundhog will emerge from its burrow, or see its shadow and retreat back underground. Traditionally, if the groundhog sees its shadow, then 6 more weeks of winter will follow. If the groundhog emerges without seeing its shadow, then we will have an early spring.
There are various groundhogs that play the role of weather forecaster for their local community. This year, groundhogs seemed to disagree on when the arrival of spring would occur. Here are some results from three well-known groundhogs:
- Wiarton Willie failed to see his shadow – so, according to tradition, an early spring is on its way.
- Shubenacadie Sam from Nova Scotia also said winter is ending soon.
- Punxsutawney Phil did see his shadow, which means there will be six more weeks of winter.
What happens when you don’t like what the groundhog predicts? Does basing the weather forecast on the bravery of a single groundhog leave you feeling bitter or annoyed? Personally, we think that groundhogs should be “whacked” if they ever leave their burrow. Let us explain…
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Do you think groundhogs are more for “weather” or “whacking?” Leave a comment and let us know!