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Happy Groundhog Day 2013 - Early Spring

Discussion in 'The OT' started by dmspen, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. dmspen

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    It's Groundhog Day and time to break out the sunglasses!

    Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Weather Prophet Extraordinary signaled an early spring this morning after failing to spot his shadow, reports the Associated Press.

    Gobbler's Knob was quite the sight, with visitors gathering at a rural Pennsylvania hilltop to watch the groundhog of lore predict the weather.

    Beginning in 1887, this is Phil's 126th year on the job. In the past, the Weather Prophet Extraordinary has seen his shadow more often than not. However, he has only been right about 39% of the time, according to the National Climatic Data Center. Maybe it's not the time to pack away your winter coat just yet.
     
  2. hdtvfan0001

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    Just flipping a coin let's you be right 50% of the time.
     
  3. Sixto

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    Can't come quick enough.
     
  4. fluffybear

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    I don't think we had anything more than one good cold snap this year. I won't say it has been shorts and T-shirt weather weather either but for most of the winter, my jacket has stayed in the closet
     
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  6. Cholly

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    77 in Charlotte a few days ago, high in the low 40's yesterday.
     
  7. scooper

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    Our local groundhog in Raleigh Defintately saw his shadow yesterday - 6 more weeks of winter (ugh)....
     
  8. SayWhat?

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    I never object to an early spring or extended fall, or even when the two more or less meet limiting the cold winters.

    It's the long, hot summers I could do without.
     

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