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Groundhog Day 2010 Preview

February 1st, 2010 · No Comments

Tomorrow is February 2nd and it’s Groundhog day, and it’s time for my Groundhog Day Eve preview. Here are some facts about Punxsutawney Phil and Groundhog Day you should know. WHO IS PHIL?:Punxsutawney Phil has been making weather prognostications every Feb. 2 in Punxsutawney, Pa., since 1886. THE ORIGINS: Groundhog Day grew out of what [...]

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Tags: Groundhog Day · Holidays · Long Range Forecast · Misc Weather · Seasonal Outlooks · weatherlore · Winter Forecast

Frigid 2010 Forecast From the Farmers’ Almanac

September 1st, 2009 · 8 Comments

Old Man Winter doesn’t want to give up his frigid hold just yet, but his hold will mostly be in the middle of the country. According to the 2010 Farmers’ Almanac, this winter will see more days of shivery conditions: a winter during which temperatures will average below normal for about three-quarters of the nation. [...]

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Tags: Discussion · Forecasting · Long Range Forecast · Misc Weather · Seasonal Outlooks · Weather News · weatherlore · Winter 2009/2010 · Winter Forecast

Okay, campers, rise and shine, and don’t forget your booties … It’s Groundhog Day!

February 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

“Okay, campers, rise and shine…Don’t forget your booties because it’s cold out there today. It’s cold out there every day. What is this, Miami Beach?” It is Groundhog day 2009, for the first time I got to watch the Groundhog day presentation in Punxsutawney live over the internet. It was kind of fun to see [...]

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Tags: Forecasting · Groundhog Day · Holidays · Long Range Forecast · Misc Weather · Seasonal Outlooks · weatherlore · Winter Forecast

Groundhog Day 2009 Preview

February 1st, 2009 · No Comments

Monday February 2nd is Groundhog day, and here are some facts about Punxsutawney Phil and Groundhog Day you should know. WHO IS PHIL?:Punxsutawney Phil has been making weather prognostications every Feb. 2 in Punxsutawney, Pa., since 1886. THE ORIGINS: Groundhog Day grew out of what had essentially been a German superstition. German settlers brought with [...]

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Tags: Groundhog Day · Holidays · Misc Weather · weatherlore

Groundhog Day History & Trivia

January 30th, 2009 · No Comments

(Adapted from “Groundhog Day: 1886 to 1992? by Bill Anderson, From: Groundhog.org) Groundhog Day, February 2nd, is a popular tradition in the United States. It is also a legend that traverses centuries, its origins clouded in the mists of time with ethnic cultures and animals awakening on specific dates. Myths such as this tie our [...]

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Tags: Groundhog Day · Holidays · Misc Weather · Weather Humor · Weather Movies · weatherlore