Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Feb. 2nd Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day is celebrated on February 2, and according to tradition, if a groundhog comes out of his burrow and does not see his shadow, then he will come out, thus predicting that winter will soon end. But if the groundhog does see his shadow, then that is supposed to mean we are going to have six more weeks until the coming of spring. How accurate are the forecasts given by these rodents on Groundhog Day? Some studies have shown that the results have an approximate 80% rate of accuracy! 

This time around, much of the humor for many people has merely been the fact that the beloved groundhog predicted an early spring -- even in spite of the fact that there are currently snowstorms ravaging most of America.  However, where we are in NC it is a beautiful day and around 65 degrees!

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