Today is Candlemas, halfway between the Winter Solstice and the Vernal Equinox. It is also Groundhog Day, the day that folklore holds if it is sunny, then six more weeks of winter are in store, and if cloudy, then spring is nigh.
Scroll down for the prognostications from various groundhogs, nutrias, a squirrel, and even an alligator named Big Al.
For the record, it was cloudy this morning, so...locally, we would be in for an early spring.
|Punxsutawney Phil||6 More Weeks|
|Nibbles (Asheville)||Early Spring|
|Queen Charlotte (Charlotte)||Early Spring|
|Pisgah Pete (White Squirrel)||Early Spring|
|Greta the Groundhog (Chimney Rock)||6 More Weeks|
|Sunshine and Stormy (NC State Zoo)||Early Spring|
|Chattanooga Chuck||Early Spring|
|General Beauregard Lee||Early Spring, Falcons Win|
|Jimmy the Groundhog||6 More Weeks of Winter|
|Sir Walter Wally||Early Spring|
|Poor Richard||Early Spring|
|Holtsville Hal||6 More Weeks|
|Malverne Mel||Early Spring|
|Staten Island Chuck||Early Spring|
|Dover Doug||Early Spring|
|Octorara Orphie||6 More Weeks|
|Cocolica Cal||Still Hibernating|
|Dunkirk Dave||6 More Weeks|
|Buckeye Chuck||6 More Weeks|
|French Creek Freddie||6 More Weeks|
|Hutty the Hog||6 More Weeks|
|Fred la marmotte||6 More Weeks|
|Wiarton Willie||Early Spring|
|Shubenacadie Sam||Early Spring|
|Pierre C. Shadeaux (Nutria)||Early Spring|
|Lawrenceville Lucy||6 More Weeks|
|Balzac Billy||6 More Weeks|
|Big Al (Alligator)||6 More Weeks|
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