Okay, campers, rise and shine, and don't forget your booties cause it's coooold out there, today.Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning, and texted his forecast to Facebook... what?! Seriously, folks, the groundhog sent a text message to Facebook announcing, in accordance with folklore, we can expect 6 more weeks of winter... I predict 6 weeks and 4 days, since Spring starts on March 20, but what do I know. The same thing happened last year. Somehow the rodent saw his shadow once again on a cloudy day. Maybe, I am confused about what would cause a shadow... perhaps, they mean because of all the media lights. According to the groundhog...
That's right, woodchuck-chuckers - it's GROUNDHOG DAY!
On Gobbler's Knob on this glorious Groundhog Day, February 2nd, 2010, Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Prognosticator of all Prognosticators awoke to the call of President Bill Deeley and greeted his handlers, John Griffiths and Ben Hughes.Of course, Phil's not the only fortune telling groundhog out there. Many cities have a version of their own, which they celebrate in the like. Here are those forecasts.So, there you have it folks, meteorology takes second stage to the predictions of a groundhog.
After casting a joyful eye towards thousands of his faithful followers, Phil proclaimed, "If you want to know next, you must read my text. As the sky shines bright above me, my shadow I see beside me. So six more weeks of winter it will be."
Have a nice winter.