Groundhog Day 2010 – Early Spring or More Winter ahead?

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[Best Syndication News] It's Groundhog Day a holiday that is recognized on February 2nd in the US and in Canada. The holiday is rather a fun one, that has the animal rights people wanting a robot groundhog to be used instead of a real one. If the groundhog sees its shadow it will go back underground and there will be six more weeks of winter. If the groundhog doesn't see its shadow then winter is almost over.

The Pennsylvania German's have made this a tradition, with the folklore of predicting spring. The largest celebration of Groundhog Day with crowds gathering upwards of 40,000 people are in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. All to see if the groundhog will go back into hiding.

It appears that it was different results for more winter or early spring as the following cities have reported according to Wikipedia. 9 cities reported an early spring, while 5 cities reported 6 mores weeks of winter.


2010 Early Spring Roxboro Naba Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2010 Early Spring Jimmy the Groundhog Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
2010 Early Spring General Beauregard Lee Snellville, Georgia
2010 6 more weeks of winter Malverne Mel Malverne, New York
2010 Early Spring Staten Island Chuck Staten Island (New York City)
2010 Early Spring Woodstock Willie Woodstock, Illinois
2010 6 more weeks of winter Wiarton Willie Wiarton, Ontario
2010 6 more weeks of winter Punxsutawney Phil Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
2010 6 more weeks of winter Spanish Joe Spanish, Ontario
2010 Early Spring Dunkirk Dave Dunkirk, New York
2010 Early Spring Buckeye Chuck Marion, Ohio
2010 Early Spring Balzac Billy Balzac, Alberta
2010 6 more weeks of winter Shubenacadie Sam Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia
2010 Early Spring French Creek Freddie French Creek, West Virginia

By: N Wilson

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