Sunday, February 3, 2008

Groundhog Predictions

Once again the groundhogs of America faced off to see whose predictions of forthcoming weather will reign supreme. Anyone else see the humor in the way the answers get phrased? If the groundhog sees his shadow then we have 6 more weeks of winter. If the groundhog does not see his shadow then spring is coming in 6 weeks. It doesn't matter what the groundhog sees--in six weeks we will have no more winter. The Farmer's Almanac could tell you that without all the posturing.

Groundhogs as climatologists--go figure. Of course, they can't really do any worse then those highly degreed weather forecasters who announce to the NYC environs that "precipitation is a possibility today" as the entire city is drowning under a deluge of rain. They might try looking out their windows, just as the groundhogs do.

3 comments:

Yoni said...

as enshrined in the movie "groundhog's day".

now that was a masterpiece. I used to love it when I was a kid.

Don't watch it anymore, and if I remember correctly probably shouldn't.

although I'm sure its fine for women.

tuvi said...

I was driving to work in the snow flurries this morning and listening to the weather report on the radio. The broadcaster talked about possible rain for later today and never once mentioned the snow that was falling. Maybe they don't have windows in radio stations.

ProfK said...

All the technology we have available today and we count on groundhogs to tell us when winter is going to be over? Something wrong with this picture.