|Groundhog photo credit: public domain.|
Groundhog Day is a whimsical holiday, and I’ll bet most of us smile – even those of us who are surviving another Minnesota winter – when we hear of Punxsutawney Phil’s latest prognostication, whether or not he sees his shadow. The Huffington Post's Green section reports:
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. -- Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his lair to "see" his shadow on Thursday, in the process predicting six more weeks of winter.
But, at this rate, that might not be so bad.
The groundhog made his "prediction" on Gobbler's Knob, a tiny hill in the town for which he's named about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.
Temperatures were near freezing when he emerged at dawn – unseasonably warm – and were forecast to climb into the mid-40s in a winter that's brought little snow and only a few notably cold days to much of the East.