Groundhog Day 2023 Descension in the Ranks

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Original content by Ed Silva REB.0759001

Groundhog Day 2023 Descension in the Ranks

Groundhog Day 2023 Descension in the Ranks

In the Groundhog Day tradition, the groundhog wakes up early on the annual Feb. 2 holiday and looks around for its shadow. If it sees its shadow, winter will persist for another six weeks. If the groundhog doesn’t see its shadow, then spring will come early.

In Gobbler's Nob PA, Punxsutawney Phil, probably annoyed at being rousted from bed so early, and after almost biting one of the assembled dignitaries, predicted another 6 weeks of winter.

Chuckles XI made his annual appearance at the Lutz Children’s Museum in Manchester. Manchester Mayor Jay Moran translated Chuckles XI prediction of an early spring.

So who is one to believe?

Common sense would suggest that always trust the ones closest to you which would mean we will not have that dreaded 6 extra weeks of winter. Of course, in years past, when the shortened forecast was given, we got enough snow in that shortened period to wish it had been drawn out over a longer time.

It's no secret that the flow in Connecticut is never the same as the rest of the country so could Chuckles just be trying to be different as well? Only time will tell and when March does come in will there be votes of impeachment for Chuckles?

Groundhog Day 2023 Descension in the Ranks


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Comments (5)

John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Bill Salvatore - East Valley excellent detailed post on Groundhog Day that we will enjoy six weeks of winter. Happy Groundhog Day!

Feb 02, 2023 03:06 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Bill Salvatore - East Valley like I commented on Ed blog "I guess this means Punxsutawney Phil, and Chuckles XI would make great weather forecasters since between them they only stand a 50/50 chance of being correct." 

Feb 02, 2023 03:55 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Oh, NO!  Say it isn't so!  I am ready for the sun to shine.

Feb 02, 2023 05:57 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Thank you for the re-blog Bill Salvatore - East Valley  of Ed Silva's post. Sorry to hear this 2023 prediction of 6 more weeks of winter!

Feb 02, 2023 09:04 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Great information. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend!

Feb 03, 2023 06:01 AM