Yeah so Phil saw his shadow, so six more weeks of winter. Phil’s website says he has a 100% accuracy rate.
However, I looked for his accuracy rate elsewhere and found:
“According to Stormfax.com, Punxsutawney Phil has only been correct approximately 39% of the time. Of course, long range forecasts can be difficult to predict for the human forecaster.”
So Phil’s statistical accuracy says that we have a 61% chance of an early spring, not so bad. I’ll take those odds.
Happy Groundhog Day. 🙂
So they are saying that the groundhog saw his shadow. Six more weeks of Winter. Well no matter what he sees we usually get six more weeks of Winter.
I am trying to stay positive. Last year we had more than six more weeks of winter. Basically we had two-and-a-half months of Winter after the groundhog and an early Autumn. Last year was unlucky when it came to having good weather.
I tried to ignore the fact that it was 2013, mostly I lived in a sort of denial about the unlucky number. I’m so happy that we are into a new year. Many inners in the system have expressed an issue with the unlucky number over the last few years, so I was not happy thinking about living a whole year with the unlucky number and how anxious they would be over it.
Well 2013 turned out to be a very bad year, well at least, the first half of the year was very very bad indeed. The second half has been luckier and very healing. And I have spent that time climbing out of the nuclear crater that the first six months caused in my life. I’m really looking forward to the rest of this new year, even if it includes six more weeks of Winter.
It’s nice to have two holiday celebrations within a couple of days of each other that focuses on looking forward to the coming of spring. I know that I sure am looking forward to the coming of spring.
I’m trying not to think about how unlikely it is that we will have an early spring or an early spring forecast. But I think for some of this day I will be dreaming of a summer day and perhaps listening to some Beach Boys songs. 🙂
Well oddly the game is today. I don’t think that used to happen in the past. I thought that they used to only have one week in between the two last games of football in a season. But this year it was two weeks and so oddly it is going to be on Groundhog’s Day. I will be watching the game today, and more importantly the new commercials and having some lovely food as well.
“And winter slumbering in the open air,
Wears on his smiling face
a dream of Spring.”
from the movie Groundhog’s Day