LINCOLN (CBS/AP) – Ms. G, the official groundhog of Massachusetts, saw her shadow Tuesday, so she’s “predicting” six more weeks of winter.
A large crowd gathered at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln for the annual announcement, one of many around the country on Groundhog Day.
The most famous groundhog, Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil, failed to see his shadow at dawn Tuesday, meaning he “predicted” an early spring.
Several other prognosticating groundhogs sided with Phil on the extended forecast.
The handlers for Staten Island Chuck in New York, General Beauregard Lee in Georgia and Jimmy the Groundhog in Wisconsin said they all predicted an early spring.
But, Woody the Woodchuck in Michigan went along with Ms. G and predicted six more weeks of winter.
In Canada, two four-legged forecasters split the decision. Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie Sam called for an early spring, while Ontario’s Wiarton Willie expected six more weeks of winter.
A German legend has it that if a furry rodent sees his shadow on Feb. 2, winter will last another six weeks. If not, spring comes early.
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