Happy Groundhog Day

Did you know today was Groundhog day and that it always falls on February 2nd

Groundhog Day History

“According to Stormfax it all started with Candlemas Day. This day originally came from the Germans and was the mid-point between the first day of the winter and the first day of spring. Legend said that if this day was fair (sunny), then the second-half of winter would be stormy. In their native land of Germany, the Germans looked at a badger to see if they could see his shadow. When they settled in North America in Pennsylvania, the local Indians had a great respect for groundhogs so they substituted a groundhog for the badger. And as they say, the rest is history and now every February 2, everyone looks to a small town in Pennsylvania for a weather prediction! “

So the rules are….

If the groundhog sees his shadow, we have 6 more weeks of winter.
If the groundhog does not see his shadow, winter will end soon”

 

In Norfolk today its been Sunny but cold so does that mean we are in for 6  weeks of winter weather………

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