It's a weather forecaster's favorite holiday: Groundhog Day. It's the day a rodent comes out and predicts the weather forecast.
It’s a weather forecaster’s favorite holiday: Groundhog Day. It’s the day a rodent comes out and predicts the weather forecast.
The origins of Groundhog Day is actually from Germans who settled in Pennsylvania during the 1700s, and brought their holiday Candlemas.
There is actually a scientific basis behind the date February 2 for Groundhog Day. It is halfway between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox.
In Europe, a badger was used as a weather prophet on this day. But in the United States the Groundhog became used as a substitute for the first Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania in 1886.
If Groundhog Phil sees his shadow, believers say that means winter will be long.
In reality, right now there is a long wave pattern is showing a high probability of below then average temperatures and above average precipitation for the month of February.
In short, weather experts say spring is not right around the corner.