Since Sussex County residents awoke on Friday to a fresh coating of what can only be described as frozen slush, it should come as no surprise that the local prognosticator of prognosticators has officially predicted that there will be six more weeks of winter. But he's always popular.
The event is supposed to be some sort of vague prediction of the beginning of spring, and we can look back at the history of the event and determine just how accurate it is.
Mike Fisher returning to Preds after short retirement
And make no mistake, there is no doubt that Fisher will be in shape at some point before the February 26 deadline. The veteran player intends to begin skating and training on his own before joining the gold team for practices.
Since then, thousands of spectators have gathered in Punxsutawney each year to witness the groundhog's emergence in person, watching closely for whether Phil sees his shadow or doesn't.
February 2 became the official Groundhog Day in 1887 thanks to Clymer Freas, a newspaperman in Punxsutaney, Pennsylvania.
Today a direct descendant of the Groundhog that co-starred with Bill Murray - Woodstock Willie the 7th - will make an appearance to provide his prediction for the next 6 weeks.
Punxsutawney Phil and Staten Island Chuck aren't the only marmot weather forecasters in North America. There were ten years when his prediction has not been recorded. This year, Potomac Phil predicted six more weeks of political gridlock, a prediction few political analysts can disagree with. Phil actually speaks his prediction in a language known as "groundhogese".
Punxsutawney Phil with one of his handlers on Friday.
Many approach the festivities with a bit of hope for a new spring, but it's the winter-loving folk in the group who win out most often. Far from home. Are you searching for the Phil-osopher's stone? StormFax Almanac disagrees, claiming that the groundhog is only correct 39% of the time, a pretty bad record considering he should have a 50-50 chance at guessing.
Tension In Kenya Ahead Of Odinga's Banned Inauguration
Almost 100 people were killed over the prolonged election period, mostly in clashes between Odinga supporters and police. Odinga took his oath to the deafening cheers of supporters before speaking briefly and swiftly departing.
Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog was back in the spotlight, and he says you should keep your winter coat handy. Phil sees his shadow about 85 percent of the time. On that day, clergy would distribute candles and bless them - and if the skies were clear, it meant an extended winter was in the forecast.
With the scores tied at 96, Thunder forward Josh Huestis tried to find Adams in the paint but the pass was intercepted. Oklahoma City will now have a day off, before meeting the Denver Nuggets in Denver on Friday.
However, no casualties or damage have been reported yet in India but one person died and several injured in Balochistan. There have been no reports of damage in Kabul or in Islamabad, both of which were shaken by the impact.
Friday morning Mayor Bob Scott kicked off the event reading the Sioux City Wear Red Day Proclamation at Mercy Medical Center. During the event, Novant Health will highlight the top 10 cardiovascular and neurological advancements in the last decade.
If you would rather watch it from the comfort of your home, NASA will be streaming a live broadcast while it occurs. Rather, it comes from the fact this will be the second full moon we see in the month of January, which is rare.
Earlier today, YouTube TV rolled out for Roku devices, another platform for which YouTube promised support previous year . It could also greatly complement a Netflix or Hulu subscription, especially for those aching to watch live TV channels.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the report released by his office will lead to new sanctions against Russian Federation . The remaining 96 names are those of businesspeople, all with a net worth of more than $1 billion, according to BBC.
The Nuggets' average margin of victory in their last five games has been 1.6, up from 0.6 for the season. San Antonio ranks 10th in points off turnovers allowed per game (15.4) while Denver ranks 29th (19.3).
To highlight the brutality and depravity of North Korea, Trump put victims of the Kim regime in the spotlight. "Otto Warmbier was a hardworking student at the University of Virginia", Trump said during his speech.
Not enough seals for Polar Bears to survive
The bears, therefore, are ending up burning more energy during the summer as they are fasting until the ice returns in the fall. So what happens when times are tough? All over the Arctic, scientists have seen evidence of weakened polar bears, Pagano said.
United States to Fine UBS for Spoofing
Spoofing involves placing bids to buy or offers to sell futures contracts with the intent to cancel them before execution. The CFTC said Deutsche Bank had agreed to pay $30m to civil charges in the case, covering a period from 2008 to 2014.
Paris readies for floods as Seine surges larger
Unusually heavy rains have engulfed scenic quays, wine cellars and museum basements in Paris as Seine River appears rain-swollen. Nearly 1,500 people have been evacuated after the swollen River Seine rose further, raising fears of severe flooding in Paris .
Epic Shutting Down Paragon April 26, Refunding All Purchases
"To try to make this right, Epic is offering a full refund to every Paragon player for every purchase on any platform", it says. Did any of you guys play Paragon? The refund will come directly from Epic Games instead of platform providers or retailers.