Friday, January 31, 2014
From Wikipedia, I read that according to Groundhog Day organizers, the rodents' forecasts are accurate 75% to 90% of the time. However, a Canadian study for 13 cities in the past 30 to 40 years found that the weather patterns predicted on Groundhog Day were only 37% accurate over that time period—a value not significant compared to the 33% that could occur by chance.
In Wisconsin, if you see a shadow on February 2, it means the sun is out and the temperature is probably low. Counting six weeks from February 2 puts you in the middle of March.
Still winter, people!!