Beekeeping, Gardening and Quilting in Eastern Wake County, North Carolina

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Groundhog Weather

Well, this is the infamous Puinxsutawney Phil.  He predicted spring will arrive early this year!  

Punxsutawney Phil has had a 39% accuracy rate regarding his early spring/late winter forecast according to the Stormfax Almanac. 
According to USA Today, which has tracked his predictions since 1988, the groundhog has been "right" 13 times and "wrong" 15 times, for an accuracy rate of 46 percent.
And even though Sir Walter Wally (Raleigh's groundhog) also predicted an early spring, he's been wrong seven out of the past ten years.
We've had very little cold weather so far this winter - snow and ice recently and we've got rain and wind coming our way this afternoon.
So the accuracy rate for these critters is not so great . . . . .  so what does all this mean - who knows!  You can look out the window and be as correct as these guys.