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Ground Hog offers up predictions for when spring will arrive


Weather Watch ...from the A.M.

Puxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning, which means six more weeks of winter, but Phil isn't the only creature forecasting the arrival of spring. Here is what a few others had to say.

Chuck Wood from Stickney, Ill., saw a shadow.

Punxsutawney Phil from Punxsutawney, Pa., saw a shadow.

Wiarton Willie from South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario saw a shadow.

Holland Huckleberry from Holland, Ohio saw a shadow.

Birmingham Bill from Birmingham, Ala., saw a shadow.

Connecticut Chuckles from Manchester, Conn., saw a shadow.

General Beauregard Lee from Liburn, Ga., saw no shadow.

Jimmy the Groundhog from Sun Prairie, Wis., saw a shadow.

Dunkirk Dave from Dunkirk, N.Y., saw no shadow.

Staten Island Chuck from Staten Island, N.Y., saw no shadow.

Shubenacadie Sam from Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia saw a shadow.

Octoraro Orphie from Quarryville, Pa., saw a shadow.

Buckeye Chuck from Marion, Ohio, saw a shadow.

French Creek Freddie from French Creek, W.Va., saw no shadow.

Metompkin Max from the Delmarva Peninsula in Virginia saw no shadow.

Cloudy from Brookfield, Ill. saw a shadow.

Malverne Mel from Malverne, Long Island, N.Y. saw no shadow.

Woodstock Willie from Woodstock, Ill. saw a shadow.

A few "groundhogs" used for this weather prediction are not true groundhogs. I could not find the forecast from the following creatures this morning, but did you know the "groundhog" in Oxford, Mich., is a llama? Buffalo, N.Y., uses Ridge Le Larry, a stuffed groundhog. Even better, in Vancouver, B.C., they use Furby the Wonder ... Chicken.

If a llama, chicken and stuffed groundhog can predict the arrival of spring, I'm going to let my dog, Maddie, take a guess. Maddie did not see her shadow this morning, which would mean an early spring for the Lawrence area. That sounds much better that the six weeks of winter Phil is predicting!


SpeedRacer 7 years, 11 months ago

Had ground hog for breakfast this morning... springy.

1029 7 years, 11 months ago

Maybe it's time for Lawrence to get a groundhog. This city doesn't look so progressive when you consider the fact that all these other places have groundhogs and we don't got nothing yet. It would be good for the schoolchildren to learn about weather, and it would put Lawrence on the map.

Bladerunner 7 years, 11 months ago

I think the commission does everything it can to keep Lawrence OFF the map.

lindseydoyle 7 years, 11 months ago

All we ever hear about is Punxsatawney Phil. What about Pittsburg Ralph? He's a muskrat that lives in a hole on the Monogahela River. Every year on Feb 4 they dig him up and flip a coin. If it's heads, five more weeks of Winter. He's more accurate than Punxsatawney Phil.

Clark Coan 7 years, 11 months ago

Since we are more likely to have Prairie Dogs, we have to go by their predictions.

Zachary Stoltenberg 7 years, 11 months ago

As is we don't already have enough liberal loonies, all we need is to attract PETA to our doorstep...

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