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by ARLnow.com — February 3, 2014 at 10:15 am 0

Groundhog Day (photo via Facebook)Sunday morning, outside of a small Pennsylvania town about 4 hours northwest of Arlington, the famed weather-predicting groundhog Punxsutawney Phil made a not-so-bold prediction.

As three winter storms prepared to batter the northeast this week, Phil saw his shadow and thus predicted six more weeks of winter. (The immediate D.C. metro area has so far been spared snow from today’s storm.)

While not a huge snow producer, this winter has without a doubt been one of our coldest in recent memory. With that in mind, how do you feel about the groundhog’s forecast?

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by ARLnow.com — February 2, 2012 at 9:46 am 1,843 24 Comments

This morning, on Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney Phil was rudely awoken from his slumber and asked to predict the weather.

Phil saw his shadow — meaning that, according to tradition, there will be six more weeks of winter. Given the mild winter so far, would you mind six weeks of cold, wintry weather before the start of spring?

by ARLnow.com — February 2, 2010 at 12:17 pm 0

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow today, signalling that six more weeks of winter are ahead. Statistically, the opposite of the groundhog’s February 2nd prediction usually holds true. But this year it appears the rodent might be spot on.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for our area tonight. Current predictions are calling for rain changing to snow, with 2-4 inches of accumulation by tomorrow morning. And another snow storm may be brewing for this weekend.

The Capital Weather Gang notes that we seem to be in the midst of a cold and abnormally snowy weather pattern. So, at least this year, chalk one up for the Prognosticator of Prognosticators.


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