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Well, here he is…. the rodent responsible for Spring:
The little fella rose early yesterday morning, did NOT see his shadow and declared an EARLY SPRING FOR 2020! But I will say that statistically speaking, I wouldn’t bet on Punxsutawney Phil. Apparently he’s been right 39% since 1887. He does have his own fan club!
Phil is one old groundhog… according to legend, every summer, Phil is given a sip of what’s called Groundhog Elixir, which magically lengthens his life for seven years. This is done by Inner Circle members, the guys that wear the top hats and tuxedos.
As for the Farmer’s Almanac, well they say they have an 80% accuracy rate. I wouldn’t take that to the bank either. Here’s what they are saying for Spring: According to our long-range outlook, spring will be slow to start with winter lingering across the Midwest, Great Lakes, Northeast, and New England. Occasional wet snow and unseasonably chilly conditions will hang on for a ride that you may not be able to get off until April! Hmmm, I don’t care for that prediction! 😉
I don’t know that I care for NOAA‘s prediction much either! Colder than normal and more snow….
A peek at Accuweather:
My prediction is “Spring will arrive”…. that’s it. She’ll get here when she’s darn good and ready! In the meantime, keep logging on to Garden Bite and we’ll have fun dreaming of our gardens.
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