Early spring according to groundhog


Get ready for an early spring. At least that’s what Punxsutawney Phil said yesterday.
The weather-prognosticating groundhog did not see his shadow as he emerged from his burrow in western Pennsylvania at sunrise on Tuesday, thus indicating springlike conditions sooner rather than later. Had he seen it, legend has it, at least another six weeks of wintry weather would be in store.
That said, flipping a coin is pretty much as accurate as Phil. Since 1988, the furry forecaster has been “right” 13 times and “wrong” 15 times.
Records going back to 1887 show Phil has now predicted more winter 102 times while forecasting an early spring just 18 times.