Tomorrow is Groundhog Day

Punxsutawney Phil on Groundhog Day 2018 (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

Tomorrow is the mid-point of winter, halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. It’s also Candelmas in the Christian church and Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

A very special groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, will make his prediction just after dawn tomorrow morning, 2 February around 7:20am. I don’t know if he’ll see his shadow and predict six more weeks of winter, but I do know it won’t feel so wintry tomorrow. We’ll be out of the deep freeze at last! A high of 41oF in Pittsburgh and 37oF in Punxsutawney.

Watch Phil’s prediction online at Read more about Groundhog Day at Penn Live.

(photo from Wikimedia Commons, click on the caption to see the original)

3 thoughts on “Tomorrow is Groundhog Day

  1. From the National Geographic piece, I thought this was interesting:

    Part of what makes this particular cardinal so exciting to Hooper is that it may be able to reproduce. “Most gynandromorph individuals are infertile, but this one may actually be fertile as the left side is female, and only the left ovary in birds in functional.”

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