Groundhogs differ on the weather forecast

Written by  Monday, 03 February 2014 09:05

  Well…is it an early spring or more winter?  It depends on who your believe…Punxsutawney Phil or General Beauregard Lee.

 

  Thousands of people from as far away as Russia and Australia make their way to Punxsutawney, Philadelphia, every year to join in the spectacle.  That was the case again this year.

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  On the 128th anniversary of Groundhog Day, Phil came out of his burrow at Gobblers Knob around 7:30 Sunday morning and saw his shadow, which means another six weeks of winter.

 

  Here in the south General Beauregard Lee came out of his Weathering Heights General Beauregard Lee General Beauregard Lee Plantation residence at Gwinnett County’s Yellow River Game Ranch in Lilburn near Atlanta and did not see his shadow.  According to folklore that means an early end to winter.  

 

  General Lee is widely recognized and respected for his uncanny abilities in forecasting the coming of spring.  He has two honorary doctorates and the National Weather Service has commended the General twice for the accuracy of his predictions. 

 

  The General is partial to early springs.  Only once in the past five years…that was in 2013…did Lee predict more winter weather.

 

  So again, it depends on which groundhog you believe. 

 

 

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