Thursday, February 02, 2006

Punxsutawney Promises

According to this website Phil, the groundhog with the inside knowledge about meterology, has been making weather predictions since 1887. It also says that 90% of the time he sees his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter. They did not have any figures to prove how accurate his shadow-viewing method of determining spring actually calculated.

So I'm going to assume that the woodchuck institution has a significant margin of error, including this year's promise of more winter. Ergo, you're wrong, woodchuck!

We need spring showers. And if you think I'm whining now, give me a few months until when the Bradford Pears bloom and people start to mow their lawns -- and my allergies come of age.

2 comments:

nicole said...

Meanwhile, I'm still wondering when WINTER will finally get here. They just announced this morning that there have been 16 days in January that have been 50 degrees or higher (in DC anyway). That's not winter!!!

genderist said...

I can't lie-- it's been great not freezing. The mildness of the weather is more suiting to my preferences... :)