Monday, February 2, 2015

Groundhog Day, Monday February 2, 2015

Happy Groundhog Day!
Six more weeks of winter
for the east coast
The Washington Post/Capital Weather Gang/Angela Fritz, 2/2/15. "Groundhog Day 2015:  Punxsutawney Phil sees shadow, predicts six more weeks of winter."

Last year, Phil also saw his shadow — the final nail in the coffin for what was one of the most brutally long winters in the U.S. The unrelenting winter dragged on through March in many places in 2014. Around D.C., many locations accumulated more than 30 inches of snow last winter, and Phil chalked another one up in the “verified” column. 

While no one questions Phil’s dedication to the seasonal outlook, his accuracy is an enduring source of controversy."  Read article, includes an embedded video from Reuters (1:06 minutes), Super Bowl talk follows.

Reference The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, "Groundhog Day", since 1887.

Note photograph/graphics: graphic from Best Wallpapers/Groundhog Day Activities; photograph from Holidays in year/Groundhog day 2015.

Posted by Kathy Meeh 

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