1887 : first groundhog day

On this day in 1887, Groundhog Day, featuring a rodent meteorologist, is celebrated for the first time at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. According to tradition, if a groundhog comes out of its hole on this day and sees its shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather; no shadow means an early spring.  www.history.com

i wonder how many times it’s accurate.

something to think about today?  i don’t think i’ll give it any more time in my head.


“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.”

One response to “1887 : first groundhog day

  1. 114 predictions on record so far, Punxsutawney Phil has predicted an early spring 15 times (13%). As to his accuracy, according to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle, he is 100% accurate. However, according to the StormFax Weather Almanac and records kept since 1887, Phil’s predictions have been correct just 39% of the time


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