This morning both Punxsutawney Phil and Staten Island Chuck made their predictions for when winter will end, and they didn’t see eye to eye.
Groundhog Day traditionally determines whether or not we’ll experience six more weeks of winter, depending on if the groundhog does or doesn’t cast a shadow. If the groundhog does not cast one it means we’ll have an early spring.
However, this morning, Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow (indicating six more weeks of winter), while Staten Island Chuck did not (meaning spring is near).
That said, it should be noted that Phil’s forecast has only been correct 39% of the time since 1887, according to Stormfax.com.
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