Saturday, February 2, 2013
This hasn’t happened for a while. According to sources at 7:25P Saturday in Pennsylvania amidst overcast skies & frigid temperatures hanging around 8 degrees, Groundhog Phil failed to see his shadow in the small town of Punxsutawney. This is great news because according to folklore no shadow for Phil means “there will be an early spring.” If Phil had seen his shadow it would have meant six more weeks of winter. To give you a little background about this tradition since the Groundhog’s first prediction in 1887 & through 2012 Phil has seen his shadow 100 times & not seen it on just 16 occasions. There are nine missing years in the record but Phil has issued a forecast without exception. Even though we have had a few weeks of cold weather here in the Northeast in Massachusetts we have had very little snow. An early Spring would be welcomed all around. AccuWeather has predicted a couple of winter storms may impact the Northeast during February & March stating, “The potential exists for snow along the I-95 corridor from Washington, D.C., to New York City & Boston.” We’re going with Punxsutawney Phil this year & looking forward to an early Spring…:) So Have A Happy Gay Groundhog Day!!