The most ridiculous winter tradition continued this morning out in the small western Pennsylvania town of Punxsatawney. The townsfolk, dressed in their Sunday best, pulled a rodent out of his hole and made a prediction regarding the weather. Punxsatawney Phil saw his shadow this morning, which from what I read 2 minutes ago (and will have to refresh my memory of the meaning every year on this date because I just can’t ever remember), means we are going to get 6 more weeks of winter.
If you don’t know how this whole thing works, Phil’s area is surrounded by lights, because they do this while it’s just barely dawn. With all the lights he’s more likely than not he’s going to see his shadow, because that’s how shadows work. So we’re in for 6 more weeks of winter weather. If this is the winter weather we’re going to keep getting, well it could be worse. No snow yet. Don’t tell Phil, but next week it’s going to be in the mid 50’s, getting to 60 next Saturday.
6 1/2 weeks from today is March 20th… the first day of Spring.