Posted tagged ‘spring’

Punxsutawney Phil sees no shadow…

February 2, 2011

Groundhog handler Ben Hughes watches Punxsutawney Phil, who did not see his shadow predicting an early spring.

After this week’s weather, I’m sure that everyone is looking forward to spring.  With Punxsutawney Phil not seeing his shadow this morning, spring is supposed to come early, right?

Maybe….maybe not….

Flipping through the history books, it seems Punxsutawney Phil has spotted his shadow 99 out of 114 times. That would mean that there is rarely an early spring. However, according to the Stormfax Almanac, the groundhog is only right 39 percent of the time — a failing grade in school terms.

Enjoy Your Vernal Equinox!

March 20, 2009


Spring officially begins today, March 20, at 8:44 am CT.  Enjoy your first day of spring!  For more information about the Vernal Equinox, see National Geographic here.