Well, the groundhogs had their day yesterday. And the results of their winter predictions are….mixed at best.
Here’s how it breaks down:
, Punxsutawney Phil predicted an
early spring Pennsylvania
, Wiarton Willie agreed with
Phil. He didn’t see his shadow either Ontario
, Winnipeg Willow was on board with
Phil and Willie Manitoba
· But in
, Shubenacadi Sam called for more
cold weather Nova Scotia
Quebec’s Fred, locate up in the Gaspesie region (think almost as far
north and east in
as you can go) aligned with Sam. He saw
his shadow too Quebec
If you go by the majority then we are in for an early spring. Myself, I would look at where these little fellas are stationed.
· Phil and Willie are located far from the coast, barely in the eastern portion of
America. This is the area I live in and
we do definitely have milder winters than other areas
Willow’s home is not that far from North Dakota
As we all know these are also high snow,
colder weather areas but who knows, maybe they will have an easier winter Minnesota
· Sam is in
, so what do I need say? The Nova Scotia maritime provinces
are renowned for their long snowy winters, especially lately Canada
· And then there’s Fred. The best way to explain Fred’s domain is just to show you a Google map. He’s in the same situation as Sam!
I flagged Shubenacadie too so you can see what I mean
Me? I think I’ll just take their predictions for what they are meant to be, a fun event that’s also fun to talk about
Whatever your passion, Groundhog Day, football (Super Bowl today!), or something else, enjoy!