After years of consistent disagreement, both Punxsutawney Phil & Staten Island Chuck are finally seeing eye to eye.
On the morning of February 2, 2024, both Punxsutawney Phil & Staten Island Chuck did not see their shadow. So what does that mean for the rest of us? This means we can kiss six more weeks of cold winter goodbye and say hello to an early spring. Moreover, experts were right in their groundhog day predictions for 2024.
The pair of groundhogs have not had the same forecast since 2020. Though Staten Island Chuck has an 80% accuracy rate and Punxsutawney Phil’s is only 39%, the consensus from both groundhogs gives us hope that an early spring is actually on its way.
History shows that Punxsutawney Phil often favors a longer winter, predicting six more weeks of wintry conditions 107 times before. For comparison, he has only predicted an early spring around 20 times.
So with spring kissing our heels, let’s make the most of February with all its incredible events left.