Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Groundhog's Day in BNCC

"According to folklore, if a groundhog emerging from its burrow on this day fails to see its shadow, it will leave the burrow, signifying that winter will soon end. If on the other hand, the groundhog sees its shadow, the groundhog will supposedly retreat into its burrow, and winter will continue for six more weeks." -- From wikipedia

Today, in BNstate it's snowing.... an it has been snowing for almost 24 hours.

I'm not sure about the forecast, but I doubt the local groundhog will see his shadow -- and I'm SURE winter isn't going to end "soon" -- if "soon" is less than 6 weeks.

As a kid, I was confused -- I thought seeing his shadow was good -- in early February, winter ending in mid-March was a nice surprise. Usually mid-March brought an icky snowstorm... I can't even count how many "spring" breaks were spent in snow.

1 comment:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Groundhog day is such a silly thing--and it's generally cloudy anyway. I just sigh and head back to my burrow. Winter is still here and that's all that really matters.