A Groundhog’s Chance to Shine

Punxsutawney Phil gets the national spotlight only once per year. And this February 2nd (2/2/12), the famous groundhog declared there will be 6 more weeks of winter. Yet his groundhog rivals (who knew?) apparently disagree

But that’s not the end of Phil’s troubles. Others are contradicting his ability to predict the weather, namely the U.S. National Climatic Data Center; the center compared the groundhog’s forecasts with actual weather temperatures, and found little to no correlation. Somehow I doubt that this finding will doom Punxsutawney Phil’s career (he’s been active since 1887, after all). Find out more about the origins of Phil and Groundhog Day here.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s