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One Mom's Perfect Imperfection: Groundhog Day 2010 Prediction

One Mom's Perfect Imperfection

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02 February 2010

Groundhog Day 2010 Prediction

It's official. The results are in. Six more weeks of winter.

Whether you buy into this phenomena or not, you have to admit that waiting to see if a rodent will or will not see it's shadow predicting our weather forecast for the next several weeks is kind of.... well, quite weird. It's interesting to note that in the last ten years, Punxsutawney Phil has only predicted an early spring once. According to this myth that dates back centuries ago, if the groundhog spots it's shadow on this day, it will return to it's den indicating six more weeks of winter. However, if the groundhog leaves it's den, an early spring is on it's way.

Surprisingly, there are a great many towns that celebrate Groundhog Day with many activities planned for the day. According to many rejoicing this holiday, Punxsutawney Phil's predictions are about 90% accurate. But don't chop more firewood just yet. Studies have shown this strange prediction to only be about 39% correct.

So more winter weather to come or is spring right around the corner? We'll all just have to wait and see if Punxsutawney Phil's weather forecast rings true. I pray not.

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