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Punxsutawney Phil

February 1, 2011 by USA Post 

Punxsutawney Phil, Marmots mainly eat grass, greens and gardens of people. There is no doubt a diet of green vegetables is ideal for you. They also eat grasshoppers and other insects. This is probably not going to find its way onto your plate anytime soon, but people around the world eat insects and are packed with lean protein.

Punxsutawney Phil cart attribute his longevity to drinking the “elixir of life.” Alas, they are not coming up with the recipe. But if you want to try to follow his diet, here is some recipes vegetarian family:

Punxsutawney Phil, the most famous groundhog in America, if not the world, appeared to Groundhog Day 2011 tomorrow. Although most marmots live only 10 years, managers of Punxsutawney Phil claim that there has only been one Punxsutawney Phil in over 120 years Punxsutawney Groundhog Day was publicly celebrating. Could food is the secret of his longevity?
(AFP) – A huge storm threatens to dump piles of snow, sleet and ice cold for about 100 million people are already tired of winter in the U.S. heartland to the East Coast, forecasters said Monday.

Blizzard, snowstorm and freezing rain warnings were issued for more than 25 countries, from North Dakota and Colorado down to New Mexico and across Texas, Kansas and Missouri in the region Great Lakes through Pennsylvania to New England.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has urged residents to prepare seriously for the fury of the storm as it barrels is across the country.

“A storm of this magnitude and scope needs to be taken seriously,” said Craig Fugate Director of FEMA, who warned, “it is essential that the public do its part to prepare.”

Fugate urged residents in storm-affected areas to “verify your neighbors, especially elderly and young -. Those who may be more vulnerable in case of emergency”

Many schools and government offices in the Midwest were closed Monday as freezing rain began to fall, threatening to turn roads into skating rinks and deadly power lines and trees.

Airlines warned of long delays and cancellations and offer customers a chance to rebook flights without charge.

The worst of the storm was expected Tuesday, a large amount of moisture drawn from the Gulf of Mexico and feeds the enormous changes in snow and thunderstorms.

Powerful winds and heavy snow could create whiteout conditions and drifts as high as six to eight feet (1.8 to 2.4 meters), making it impossible to travel.

“Who is behind this impressive winter storm is a shot of arctic air like a high glossy surface down the center of Canada,” the National Weather Service has warned.

Wind chills were expected to fall to 30 to 50 below in Colorado, Wyoming, Dakota, Idaho, Kansas, and even parts of Texas.

Officials warned people to stay home rather than trying to brave the storm paralyzes.

“We should not have much to do and if any slick roads are not treated, they will ice, then he goes to the snow on top of what will make things worse, because you can not see ice, “Pat Slattery, a spokesman for the meteorological service, told AFP.

“One of the concerns about freezing rain is so heavy it is and begins to take power lines and trees because people have no way to keep their homes warm, and bitter cold will follow on the heels Snow and freezing rain. ”

In measure 18 inches (45 centimeters) of snow was expected in the Chicago area and officials warned that plows would not be able to hold, making side streets impassable.

Gusts up to 60 miles per hour could also cause flooding along the lakeshore as the waves build up to 25 feet.

Many other areas were predicted for more than a foot (30 centimeters) of snow.

“The East Coast will begin to take action on climate change Monday night that winter precipitation begins to nose its way through the Appalachians, the weather service warned.

“By Tuesday morning, mid-Atlantic and southern New England will be in the mix.”

The storm came just days after a blizzard paralyzed air rare storms and ground travel from Washington to Boston.

After setting up Wednesday morning with rain and freezing ice, the storm of last week to free the U.S. capital at the height of rush hour on Thursday night, not even sparing the president Barack Obama, who suffered Travel delays returning from a day trip to the U.S. Midwest.

There is no word yet on whether the last storm would have an impact on Groundhog Day, Wednesday, when the nation watches Phil, the groundhog Punxsutawney Weather in providing (Pennsylvania), to see whether six weeks of winter yet to come.

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