Today being Groundhog Day, I thought I’d check on your neighborhood.  At 7 am it was 26 and foggy so no shadows in my backyard.  That means an early spring but how much does Phil really know?   I figure he can’t do any worse than the weather folks with their computer models and 24 hour radar data.  Phil does alright with his shadow.  So here’s to New England weather cause any minute it could change.

Oh FYI….

in PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. — The world’s most famous groundhog has seen his shadow which, legend has it, means this already long winter will last for six more weeks.  Maybe  he was checking on the Super Bowl score.

Punxsutawney Phil’s forecast was announced in front of thousands of revelers gathered at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. They gathered this morning in near freezing temperatures, with many revelers buoyed by the Super Bowl victory by the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night.

German tradition holds that if a hibernating animal casts a shadow on Feb. 2 — the Christian holiday of Candlemas — winter would last another six weeks. If no shadow was seen, legend said spring would come early.

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