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TMCNo1
02-02-2008, 11:09 AM
Oh No, six more weeks of bad weather!

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa.(AP) Brace yourself for more wintry weather. Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow Saturday, leading the groundhog to forecast six more weeks of winter.
The rodent was pulled from his stump by members of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle, top-hat- and tuxedo-wearing businessmen who carry out the tradition.
Each Feb. 2, thousands of people descend on Punxsutawney, a town of about 6,100 people some 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, to celebrate what had essentially been a German superstition.
The tradition is that if a hibernating animal sees a shadow on Feb. 2 _ the Christian holiday of Candlemas _ winter will last another six weeks. If no shadow is seen, legend says spring will come early.
That was the forecast from Gen. Beauregard Lee, Punxsutawney Phil's counterpart in Lilburn, Ga. Beau did not see his shadow Saturday morning at the Yellow River Game Ranch.
It was the third year in a row the two groundhogs' predictions differed.

trickskier
02-02-2008, 11:13 AM
Oh No, six more weeks of bad weather!

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa.(AP) Brace yourself for more wintry weather. Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow Saturday, leading the groundhog to forecast six more weeks of winter.
The rodent was pulled from his stump by members of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle, top-hat- and tuxedo-wearing businessmen who carry out the tradition.
Each Feb. 2, thousands of people descend on Punxsutawney, a town of about 6,100 people some 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, to celebrate what had essentially been a German superstition.
The tradition is that if a hibernating animal sees a shadow on Feb. 2 _ the Christian holiday of Candlemas _ winter will last another six weeks. If no shadow is seen, legend says spring will come early.
That was the forecast from Gen. Beauregard Lee, Punxsutawney Phil's counterpart in Lilburn, Ga. Beau did not see his shadow Saturday morning at the Yellow River Game Ranch.
It was the third year in a row the two groundhogs' predictions differed.
It's GLOBAL WARMING I tell ya!!!

Plymouth Family Guy
02-02-2008, 05:15 PM
My almost seven year old daughter who wakes up between 7:00 - 7:15 AM every day woke me up at 6:05 AM this morning and asked me to turn on the news to see if the groundhog saw his shadow! :mad: I calmly told her that it was still dark out and that the groundhog was still asleep, just like she and her parents should be. She was too excited to sleep so her and I had breakfast while her mom and two sisters slept in until after 7:00 AM. Had fun talking with her waiting for the sun to come up.

Here in Minnesota, it doesn't matter if the groundhog sees his shadow or not, we're going to have six more weeks of winter.