The Groundhog has Proclaimed

Well maybe winter will come after all.

Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow in Pennsylvania this morning and saw his shadow early morning news reports state, which according to folklore means there will be 6 more weeks of winter.

It’s been an interesting season in Vermont and throughout the country. National snow analysis shows that just 19% of the lower 48 states had snow cover as of February 1, compared to 52% at this time last year. It’s fun to look at predictions from prognosticators like Furry Phil, but one thing we know living in Vermont is the weather can change fast, and winter doesn’t like to leave quickly.


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