It’s February 2. The midway point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. One way or another it means winter is 1/2 over.
February 2 is also more commonly know as ……………..
MOST of the year, people that get their weather forecast from the TV believe that “pretty people” are spot on meteorologists and believe whatever the “pretty people” tell them about the weather. (Think about it — in the past 10 years have you seen an unattractive meteorologist? We don’t care what a meteorologist knows actually — can they point at the map and are they easy on the eyes).
Once a year people realize that “pretty people” really don’t know all that much about meteorology and everyone turns to the famous Pennsylvanian Prognosticator …
’cause he’s ever so much more knowledgeable.
Phil Says Spring is Right Around the Corner!
Phil’s official forecast as
read 2/2/07 at 7:28 a.m. at Gobbler’s Knob:
El Nino has caused high winds, heavy snow, ice and freezing temperatures in the west.
Here in the East with much mild winter weather we have been blessed.
Global warming has caused a great debate.
This mild winter makes it seem just great.
On this Groundhog Day we think of one thing.
Will we have winter or will we have spring?
On Gobbler’s Knob I see no shadow today.
I predict that early spring is on the way.
Me — I think spring will come sometime around March 21.
Stay tuned later today for …….
The prediction from Cloudy Groundhog on the spring forecast from the Children’s Zoo at Brookfield Zoo near Chicago.
AND as a special Groundhog Day treat for you, my best ever practical joke.