Phil Says Six More Weeks of Winter!
Phil's official forecast as read 2/2/08 at sunrise at Gobbler's Knob:
Here Ye! Here Ye! Here Ye! On Gobbler's Knob on this fabulous Groundhog Day, February 2nd, 2008 Punxsutawney Phil, the Seer of Seers, Prognosticator of all Prognosticators, Rose to the call of President Bill Cooper and greeted his handlers, Ben Hughes and John Griffiths.
After casting a weathered eye toward thousands of his faithful followers, Phil consulted with President Cooper and directed him to the appropriate scroll, which proclaimed:
"As I look around me, a bright sky I see, and a shadow beside me.Six more weeks of winter it will be!""As I look around me, a bright sky I see, and a shadow beside me. Six more weeks of winter it will be!"
You may recall that he predicted an early spring last year at this time, yet I still froze my nuts off up until late March. Groundhog Day is merely a myth, but I still check to see whether or not Phil sees his shadow every year. Let's hope Phil is just as wrong this year as he was last year. I'm looking forward to enjoying the warmer weather. Yesterday, temperatures reached the 50s. That was nice.