Were a groundhog to emerge in Thomasburg this morning it would definitely not see its shadow. Wiarton Willie, concurs.
As I wrote last year, to us the prediction of six more weeks of winter sounds more like a promise than a curse. End of winter in the middle of March? Sounds good to me. Especially this year when we had no winter until just a few short weeks ago--six more's a cakewalk. So when the groundhog predicts an early spring instead, I hardly know what to make of it.
But maybe the groundhog isn't really a good prognosticator. The Straight Dope suggests perhaps it's more often wrong than right. What?!?