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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Groundhog Day 2017


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.



If Candlemas be fair and bright,
Winter has another flight.
If Candlemas brings clouds and rain,
Winter will not come again.


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.

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Jimmy the Groundhog bites the Mayor of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin in 2015


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
Chuckles Early Spring
Holtsville Hal6 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 marmotte6 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
Uni Early Spring
Big Al (Alligator) 6 More Weeks


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