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February 3, 2009 - 9:29am

Poll: Predicting winter's end...

posted by Philip Anselmo in Spring, weather, winter, polls, Groundhog Day.

Punxsutawney Phil climbed out of his burrow on Gobbler's Knob yesterday to find his shadow and thus predict for us another six weeks of winter. From the Washington Post:

According to legend, if a hibernating animal wakes up and casts a shadow on Feb. 2, winter will last six more weeks. If there is no shadow, spring will supposedly come early.

Early American farmers relied on groundhogs, though there is no scientific evidence that the animal has any weather-predicting skills.

What do you think?

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For what its worth, yesterday I saw a few robins in the trees back of the house.

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