Will spring come early this year? According to folklore, the answer depends on a burrow-loving rodent named Phil and the weather conditions on February 2, "Groundhog Day".
Early spring? Phil spoke to the man in the black top hat (and all of us) early this morning and he says "YES!" Groundhog Phil did NOT see his shadow in the small and legendary town of Punxsutawney, Pa.
Perhaps we can dig out our flipflops sooner than expected - or, maybe not. According to reports, in the past decade, Phil has predicted a longer winter seven times and an early spring three times. He was only right about 40% of the time, this information comes courtesy National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (not a great track record for Phil).
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