Some clerk in the Department of Weather must be trying to make a phool out of Phil. Less than 24 hours after the celebrated groundhog predicts Winter Is On the Way Out, here comes (more) snow. Now don’t get me wrong: our local prognosticating rodents (the well-fed ground squirrels and Who Me, Hibernate? Eastern cottontails) made the same, albeit untelevised, claims. Yup, all agree that spring is right around the corner…
…but, first, a little more of the white stuff for your 2012-2013 shoveling quota!
For more phascinating phacts about Phil, et. al.
NOAA (U.S. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration) did a fun/wonky chart showing Punxsutawney Phil’s record vs. actual temps.
Weather.com compares the famous and not-so-famous rodents and their claims.
Copyright 2013, Lori Fontanes
The ducks seem not to mind the fresh dusting of snow. Phil, however, says nothing about the weather between now and that early start to spring.
What?! Didn’t we turn the corner yesterday? 🙂 PS, I’m a PA native so partial to Phil no matter how (in) or accurate…