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Happy Groundhog Day!
sweevo
Dear Horizon,

It's 2 February here in the UK - Happy Groundhog Day! Smile I'll be watching the movie tonight to celebrate.

Sweevo.
 
Travisina
Happy Groundhog Day to our American cousins!

It's not a British thing - in fact, I don't think we have groundhogs in this country. But enjoy the movie anyway, Sweevo - it's very good.
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There's no point being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes
 
trevor travis
Happy Groundhog Day, Sweevo! And of course, the great thing about Groundhog Day is that you can enjoy it again... and again... and again...
 
JustBrad
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BradPaula
I think I've seen an actual ground hog once in the wild and have only heard that they are good eatin' and this comes from someone from the back woods of West Virginia, I don't think I'd attempt it myself.

Punxsutawney Phil (our resident Groundhog) saw his shadow today so we are in store for 6 more weeks of winter. Mind you, where we are, we are in for at least 6 more weeks of winter whatever he sees! Cheers and enjoy the 'holiday' folks.
 
Ellen York
The local groundhog in my area didn't see his shadow, so early spring here. Using a groundhog is probably as accurate as any other long term weather prediction method.
 
Travisina
Ellen York wrote:

The local groundhog in my area didn't see his shadow, so early spring here. Using a groundhog is probably as accurate as any other long term weather prediction method.

So how does it work? Does every city / state have its own groundhog? Are these critters caught in the wild or bred in captivity to be weather forecasters? What happens to them on 3rd February?
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Anniew
Oak before the ash, we shall have a splash...ash before the oak, we shall have a soak.

We use trees in my part of the world. (Surrey and Sussex, England). If the ash leaves come out before the oak's prepare for a wet spring...and vice versa.
Just because I can't sing doesn't mean I won't.
 
trevor travis
Travisina wrote:

Ellen York wrote:

The local groundhog in my area didn't see his shadow, so early spring here. Using a groundhog is probably as accurate as any other long term weather prediction method.

So how does it work? Does every city / state have its own groundhog? Are these critters caught in the wild or bred in captivity to be weather forecasters? What happens to them on 3rd February?


There is no 3rd February Wink
 
JustBrad
Travisina wrote:


So how does it work? Does every city / state have its own groundhog? Are these critters caught in the wild or bred in captivity to be weather forecasters? What happens to them on 3rd February?


1. It doesn't work. It's an old folk tale that some folks in Punxsutawney, PA have turned into an annual tourist attraction
2. Only a few cities have bothered. The overwhelming majority of us don't even notice.
3. They are essentially zoo animals. Groundhogs hibernate, so in any region that actually has winter, the only way they see their shadow is if you drag them out of their burrow, hold them up to the sun, and force them to look.
4. The groundhog goes back to sleep, men take off their silly hats and go back to their real lives. Think of it as Cosplay and LARP combined, but you actually can get on the local news.


As we say, if the goundhog sees his shadow, six more weeks of winter, if the groundhog does not see his shadow, spring in on the way... and will be here in six weeks.
 
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