Sunday, February 1, 2009

Groundhog Day 2009

Some meteorologists would rather just ignore the day and despise the little guy, but I think it's fun to see what he has to say. Punxsutawney Phil will come out of his home and give us his prediction on Monday. Remember, if he sees his shadow then it is his way of saying there will be six more weeks of winter. Predictions from Phil go all the way back into the 1800s and there have been 96 years where he has seen his shadow, 14 where he did not see his shadow and 9 years where a prediction was not recorded. Based on the way our weather is going lately, you would be led to believe we will get an early spring, but February and March can be very snowy.

This week will be a very quiet week with mild temperatures by Wednesday and Thursday. We'll be watching a storm system by Saturday that could bring some rain to the area. There is a definite need for moisture in our area and I know several farmers and ranchers that would be happy to see something fall from the sky.

Have a great week. I'll be posting some information about upcoming storm spotter meetings very soon.


Anonymous said...

HI! I think you do a terrific job - absolutely no complaints but I can't help but wonder what happened to Merrill Teller?

Hope he's vacationing somewhere sunny & warm! (I don't mean Goddard - TODAY!) ;) Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I was wondering the same thing. You just keep saying every night that he has the evening off. Is he ill? Keep up the good work. Rany

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