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AP: “Punxsutawney Phil has spoken, and the news isn’t good.”

February 2, 2005, 10:40 AM

Well, it seems that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow. And that means six more weeks of winter.

To that I say, six more weeks of winter? We haven’t even had six weeks of winter to begin with! Forget six more weeks. You see, January was unseasonably warm here, and so for a period of several weeks, we were having sixty-degree weather. And it was January. Now it’s finally gotten a bit more like winter, with our getting snow two weekends in a row.

Still, I’d like to really see a snowfall that will cause several inches to cover my car, requiring me to really use the brush on the end of my scraper. Or perhaps give it one good blast with my windshield wiper.

So we’ll see what the rest of winter brings. The groundhog saw his shadow. Good. Maybe we’ll get that snowfall I’ve been hoping for.

Web site: AP Article on Punxsutawney Phil and his prediction that I've been talking about

Song: Music that The Weather Channel uses for local forecasts. I certainly wish that they would lose that voiceover on the forecasts now. I like the local forecast just for the music...

Quote: "I celebrate Groundhog's Day with a test!" - A professor whom I once had, who was a fan of groundhogs. He said he always gave a test on Groundhog's Day.

Categories: Holidays