*He’s the most valued rodent on planet Earth. And we wait with baited breath for his prediction every February of whether we will continue with a long winter or have an early Spring.
And on Tuesday the famous groundhog named ‘Punxsutawney Phil’, failed to see his shadow; which means he ‘predicts’ we will have an early Spring.
Can the chorus say, “Yaay-Men!?”
“Is this current warm weather more than a trend? Per chance this winter has come to an end? There is no shadow to be cast, an early Spring is my forecast!,” read a rather poetic Jeff Lundy, vice president of the Inner Circle of The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club.
Lundy is one of the top hat-wearing group that announces the forecast every year.
According to German folklure, if the furry little rodent sees his shadow on February 2nd, we can look forward to another six weeks of winter. If not, we can shed those big coats and cumbersome shoes, and get pedicures…er, I mean, wear sandals!
Y’all feel my pain, right?
At the time of this highly anticipated announcement, it was 20-degrees in Philadelphia.
In case you don’t believe how serious it is that people wait for this famous rat’s prediction, The Inner Circle congratulated the mid-week crowd of about 10,000 revelers, which the group said was one of the largest for a weekday celebration. Many of those in attendance had stayed overnight and partied into the wee hours waiting for the groundhog’s forecast.
Take a look at the little fella and his full press conference here.
If you didn’t know. Now you know!
As you were.