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What Does Groundhog Day Mean In Arizona?

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty NRDS # 146013739

Groundhog Day In Arizona

Groundhog Day In Arizona

What Does Groundhog Day Mean To Me and Other Zonies

When you live in Arizona, for that matter any sunbelt state, you really don't think of winter the same way as others who live in colder climates.  I am very thankful for our moderate winter temps. 

But there is a special significance to Groundhog Day.  We are halfway to spring. Yea!  Also, Valentine's Day is coming up and the days are starting to get more daylight.  I was in the garden this morning and I could see signs of spring in the air.  

It will be 75º at the Superbowl in Glendale AZ, just ten days from now.  

State Farm Stadium - home of Super Bowl

Image courtesy of Visit Phoenix

 

This year it has been a little colder than normal.  In fact, I can't ever remember when snow on the ground lasted more than a few days. Normally, if it snows in the morning it is gone by the afternoon!  This last group of storms saw snow on the ground for two weeks straight. 

 

Snow in Soldiers Pass on Jan 23 - 2023

We finally got a little rain at the end of January and it washed all the remaining snow away.  This is the view out my bedroom window back on January 23rd. 

Below - Stubborn Backyard Snow! January 28th

Decided to leave on January 30th!!

Backyard Snow Jan 28

 

Of course, I will take this view every day of the week.

Coffeepot Rock and Thunder Mountain

 

 I love the Movie Groundhog Day.  I can see it over and over and over! 

 

Happy Groundhog Day!

 

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Sheri... I could go for some 75 degree days. It hasn't been all that cold here in Charlotte this winter... but it's been rainy so it's felt cold and damp. I'm certainly ready for spring!

Feb 03, 2023 05:28 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Ray Henson,

There is nothing like Arizona weather.  Some people don't enjoy the dry weather but I love it and there is nothing better than pushing 300 days of vitamin D! Happy Friday! 

Feb 03, 2023 07:20 AM
Ray Henson

Happy Friday to you, Sheri Sperry - MCNE® !

Feb 03, 2023 07:29 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Dorie Dillard Austin TX - Our local news has been covering that storm.  They said it finally moved out of Texas yesterday.  I was thinking of you.  I have never been through an ice storm but have heard that it is the most devastating winter storm you can get.  I am glad that the conditions are getting back to normal.  Here is to 70º!! 

Feb 03, 2023 07:24 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI - The Cactus League Spring Training is the unofficial start to our Arizona spring. Yea!

Feb 03, 2023 07:27 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Wow Sheri that is unusual for Sedona to have snow on the ground for 2 weeks!  It sure does look pretty!  Personally I look forward to our 70+ degree weather for now in PHX.  We have so many big events going on here for the next several months it's going to be busy is my area.  Enjoy today!

Feb 03, 2023 07:37 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

We are experiencing a very cold and windy day in Maryland. Thankfully, the sun is shining and we have no snow.

Feb 03, 2023 07:47 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Endre Barath, Jr.,

I certainly get it.  Our family has relatives in Nebraska and Chicago.  I have had many clients who come from cold climates and never want to see snow again.  I remember the snow-capped San Gabriel or San Bernardino mountains and how beautiful they are.  

I have known Sedona agents who will not display images of snow at all.  I won't do that.  I showcase all of Sedona for what it is. Personally, I have never heard anyone who lives here take issue with our snow because it goes away quickly.  

Feb 03, 2023 07:53 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kat Palmiotti - So true.  It is out of character for our area.  But it is not a hassle either.  It only lingers in the shade.

Feb 03, 2023 07:56 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker - It is busy.  We have friends volunteering for Superbowl.  My head was spinning when they talked about the schedule.

Half the local news is about the Phoenix Open, Barrett Jackson, The Superbowl Experience, etc.!  They said that the Phoenix Open brings in about over $500 million without the Superbowl!  We love Phoenix/Scottsdale ...all year long.  

Feb 03, 2023 08:02 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® What are your friends volunteering to do at the Super Bowl?  That sounds like fun!  The whole 'experience' as they call it starts this weekend. All kinds of events going on all weekend to jazz up the super bowl 'experience'.  Gary had a great time at the Barrett-Jackson and we may go out to another auction in Fountain Hills tomorrow.  So, so so much going on - we'll see! 

Feb 03, 2023 09:18 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Roy,

If the sun is shinning and there is no snow, that is a good thing.  Stay warm!

Feb 03, 2023 08:03 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Michael Jacobs - I remember getting our "taste" of the seasons by visiting the mountains.  I don't think many SoCal residents will disagree with you and Endre.  

Feb 03, 2023 08:07 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

You had me laughing Brian England.  We used to go to Maui every February, and if a "cold" front came in where it was low 60ºs, you could determine where people were from by the way they dressed.  Locals had winter jackets on, California and Arizona visitors had sweaters and people from cold climates were in shorts and t-shirts!

Feb 03, 2023 08:12 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker -  We won't see more than a couple of days in the 70ºs if any at all in February.  But I agree with you, I am ready for spring!  One thing I have noticed about having defined seasons, something that we really didn't experience in SoCal, is that you are usually ready for the next season and you appreciate each upcoming season more. 

Feb 03, 2023 08:17 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® Exactly, Sheri!

Feb 03, 2023 01:34 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I always enjoy your amazing Sedona photographs, Sheri.  And, that photo of the cactus seeing its shadow is funny.

Feb 03, 2023 09:12 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Sheri, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Feb 03, 2023 09:12 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

As always, Sheri, your photos are stunning. If you remember February in Houston, then you know it can be overcast, cold, rainy and dreary. Today is the first day we've seen the sun in what seems like a week. 

Feb 03, 2023 11:50 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sheri & Rick, that does look a snowy and cold back yard!   Mother Nature does her thing, and forecasters can usually not get it right.

Feb 03, 2023 12:59 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, Sheri. We have another very cold day in Maryland but expect milder weather in the coming days.

Feb 04, 2023 07:27 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

FUN post, Sheri! I usually post that the palm trees saw their shadow and so there will be 6 more weeks of awesomeness!

Feb 04, 2023 11:22 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Sheri:

I missed this on Groundhog Day but had to chuckle at your opening line about winters for those of us in warmer climates. No snow to worry about here, but it has been chilly - low 50s at best during the day, low 40s at night - and I'm looking forward forward to warmer weather, especially during the day.

The leaves are popping on the trees and there are some beautiful white blooming trees that always remind me of Spring in Boston.

Jeff

Feb 15, 2023 04:14 PM