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The National Climatic Data Center studied the statistics of Groundhog Day predictions, and reported that the prediction accuracy rate is around 39%. Which is still higher than for most weather forecasters!

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Well, did he see his shadow????

GROAN!!!  :-(

Awww-how cute trying to get some rays of sun and not to be found!  lol

We don't have Spring around these parts, anyway.  We just wake up one morning, and it's summer!  We literally go from the furnace to A/C overnight.  Crazy. 

good...I NEED warm

it is darn cold here

I want to go back to

warm country someday

and I WILL do it ~ yes I will

Well, I hope that Phil is right this year.  

I'm with your Serenity.  It's 25 degrees and snowing.  I see no need for either.  Springtime, please hurry up.  Thanks Phil for the hope. 

From Wikipedia:

Weather divination

Snowdrops in the snow

Imbolc was traditionally a time of weather divination, and the old tradition of watching to see if serpents or badgers came from their winter dens may be a forerunner to the North American Groundhog Day. A Scottish Gaelic proverb about the day is:

Thig an nathair as an toll
Là donn Brìde,
Ged robh trì troighean dhen t-sneachd
Air leac an làir.
"The serpent will come from the hole
On the brown Day of Bríde,
Though there should be three feet of snow
On the flat surface of the ground." [22]

Imbolc was believed to be when the Cailleach—the divine hag of Gaelic tradition—gathers her firewood for the rest of the winter. Legend has it that if she wishes to make the winter last a good while longer, she will make sure the weather on Imbolc is bright and sunny, so she can gather plenty of firewood. Therefore, people would be relieved if Imbolc is a day of foul weather, as it means the Cailleach is asleep and winter is almost over.[23] At Imbolc on the Isle of Man, where she is known as Caillagh ny Groamagh, the Cailleach is said to take the form of a gigantic bird carrying sticks in her beak.[23]




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