Wednesday, 2 February 2011

did the groundhog see his shadow 2011

did the groundhog see his shadow 2011

Towns across America today have joined in paying tribute to ground hog day in the desire to figure out whether the country will see another six weeks of winter or if Spring will come early. The most famous of all the ground hogs is Pennsylvania's "Phil" and the town held it's breath as he appeared today.

The humble town held its annual Groundhog day celebration this morning, Feb 2ndand the results are in! The world’s most famous weather predicting groundhog, Phil, did NOT see his shadow this morning, so according to the folklore, good bye winter, hello early spring! According to Wikipedia, the holiday, which began as a Pennsylvania German custom in southeastern and central Pennsylvania in the 18th and 19th centuries, has its origins in ancient European weather lore, wherein a badger or sacred bear is the prognosticator as opposed to a groundhog.

So if myth is correct there will be an end to the harsh winter conditions and spring will come early!

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