Thanks to America’s most famous rodent (rivaled by those in Disney cartoons) it has been determined we’ll have 6 more weeks of winter (see the official decree below). I actually may believe the the little guy this year after the major snowstorm we just had this past weekend. If you want more information on the history behind the groundhog, check out this National Geographic article
Phil’s official forecast as read February 2nd, 2009 at sunrise at Gobbler’s Knob:
Hear Ye Hear Ye Hear Ye
On Gobbler’s Knob on this glorious Groundhog Day, February 2nd, 2010, Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Prognosticator of all Prognosticators awoke to the call of President Bill Deeley and greeted his handlers, John Griffiths and Ben Hughes.
After casting a joyful eye towards thousands of his faithful followers, Phil proclaimed, “If you want to know next, you must read my text. As the sky shines bright above me, my shadow I see beside me. So six more weeks of winter it will be.”