The adventure into having a groundhog forecasting the weather became official in 1887 in Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania when a newspaper editor with an obsession with groundhogs declared that Phil, the Punxsutawney groundhog, was America’s only true weather-forecasting groundhog. And that is why Phil is the authority on weather today.
And just like our local meteorologists, groundhogs across North America are not in agreement today on whether spring will come soon or if there will be 6 more weeks of winter.
Check out these reports, including a battle in Pennsylvania:
— Len Melisurgo (@LensReality) February 2, 2017
????@OHBuckeyeChuck We didn’t see our shadows… 6 more weeks of winter? ????☃
— Brutus Buckeye (@Brutus_Buckeye) February 2, 2017
— FASHION Magazine (@FashionCanada) February 2, 2017
— Breakfast Television (@BT_Vancouver) February 2, 2017
— Josh Fitzpatrick (@WSAZJoshFitz) February 2, 2017
— Global Lethbridge (@GlobalLeth) February 2, 2017
— Jennifer Schlesinger (@jennyanne211) February 2, 2017
— Pamela Gardner (@PamelaWBZ4) February 2, 2017
— Skidmore College (@SkidmoreCollege) February 2, 2017
And a Super Bowl Prediction? These ground hogs want it all!
— Joanne Feldman FOX 5 (@JoanneFOX5) February 2, 2017
Really Florida, REALLY!?!?
— Busch Gardens Tampa (@BuschGardens) February 2, 2017
We do like this version of Bill Murray on Groundhog’s Day:
Six more weeks of winter? #GroundhogDay
— MLB (@MLB) February 2, 2017