The handlers of Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, say the furry rodent has failed to see his shadow, meaning means he’s “predicted” an early spring.
Meanwhile, in Marion, Ohio, Buckeye Chuck did see his shadow, auguring six more weeks of winter weather.
The “forecasts” are made at sunrise, just before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in Punxsutawney and shortly after 7:30 a.m. in Marion.
A German legend has it that if a furry rodent sees his shadow on Feb. 2, winter will last another six weeks. If not, spring comes early.
Much as I would like to believe Punxsutawney Phil, who can really believe a crazy Pennsylvania rodent??? My money’s on Chuck. Hope I’m wrong, though.