Groundhog Day is coming up, but residents of the nation’s capital don’t have to turn to Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil to learn whether there’ll be six more weeks of winter. Washington residents have their own winter prognosticator, Potomac Phil.
The nation’s second-oldest almanac says it’s ending its 30-year tradition of collecting woolly bear caterpillars for their supposed ability to forecast winter weather.
Six more weeks of winter is predicted by our heralded rodent. But considering we just hit a Wednesday daytime high of 70 degrees, we’ll take it.
A groundhog in the western Maryland city of Cumberland is predicting six more weeks of winter.