Groundhog Day

February 2, 2011 by USA Post 

Groundhog Day, Today is Groundhog Day, when Pennsylvania is famous weather providing “groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, said the nation eager to know if there will be an early spring or six weeks of winter by looking for his shadow.

Obviously, the shadow of the groundhog is not a scientific way to predict the weather, but according to the Sun, a change of season is just around the corner. Taking the concept of division of the year again, the ancients also divided each season, or quarter of the year into two halves. Dates from a point midway of the season fell came to be called a cross-quarter or mid-day quarter.

So happy Groundhog Day and cross quarter. Hopefully the weather will soon improve Cleveland and allow clearer sky (and warmer nights) for astronomy. As always, keep an eye on the clock or Cleveland Clear Sky Clock near you.

Jimmy the groundhog does not care to see his shadow this morning. The tipster venerable spring remained snug in its den instead of venturing into a snowstorm on the day of his, to disappoint the dozens or so hardy souls who came in Cannery Square Sun Prairie for the annual celebration of Groundhog Day.

A spokesman for the Chamber of Commerce Sun Prairie said the event would not be postponed, so there is no do-over in real life like in the movie “Groundhog Day”.

In the midst of a winter so far has presented a steady stream of snowstorms, it is not appropriate for our current storm is in his second day on February 2, Groundhog Day or. This is, of course, the day the small town of Punxsutawney Pennsylvania gathers for an announcement whether or not a particular groundhog saw his shadow – with the remaining length of winter in the balance.
However, the weather could have a more New England in the 1993 comedy “Groundhog Day”. In the film, Bill Murray portrays TV weather Phil Connors, to cover the festivities in Punxsutawney snow.

Connors began to live the same day over and over again, with exactly the same thing is happening around him. He remembers everything that happens and tries to use to its advantage, partly because it tries to win the love of his producer played by actress Andie MacDowell.
Due to the storm of winter, several Chicago area Groundhog Day events on Wednesday were canceled. Brookfield Zoo closed Wednesday for only the second time in its history of 77 years.

Marmots were grounded.

Due to the storm of winter, several Chicago area Groundhog Day events on Wednesday were canceled.

Brookfield Zoo closed Wednesday for only the second time in its history of 77 years. After a quick caucus, zookeepers decided to allow Tumbleweed Marmot prognosis him a day earlier. On Tuesday, she briefly emerged from his den to sniff a carrot cake and sweet potato.

She did not see a shadow, thus predicting an early spring, spokeswoman Sondra Katzen said.

Northwest suburban Woodstock, officials said their creature of honor, Willie Woodstock, does not appear as expected.

“It’s not fair to ask anyone to try out something like this,” said Pam Moorhouse, co-chair of Woodstock Groundhog Days.

Also, Woodstock moved its annual Groundhog Day breakfast, an event ticket to Saturday, “she said.

The storm also forced the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences to postpone an annual gathering, which this year was to introduce two new marmots, Shawn and Scout, living in a barn campus.

The school moved its Groundhog Job Shadow Day with Jose Armario, President of McDonald’s group for Latin America and Canada, through February 23. In recent years, a person wearing a groundhog costume helped play off the theme of job shadowing.

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