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Out of the Blue

Happy Groundhog Day! Let's get right to our rodent weather correspondent, as apparently Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, which is supposed to portend another six weeks of winter (or at least winter weather, the calendar remains static). This is in contrast to how mild the winter has been so far, but how could something as scientific as shadow spotting be wrong? Well, actually, according to that article, this is open to debate, as they note that while the official website of Punxsutawney Phil claims the forecaster is 100% accurate, AccuWeather says he is right about 80% of the time, while StormFax.com places his accuracy at 39%.

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3. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 2, 2012, 11:29 Overon
 
Sad thing is that there are people actually believe groundhog nonsense. What's the justification for the ground hog seeing his shadow meaning anything? What's the justification for the groundhog seeing his shadow at all? How do we know he saw his shadow? Does he know what a shadow is? Does he know it's his shadow? Why would we believe that the groundhog knows anything about weather forecasting?

I sincecrely hope most people do this for fun and I cringe at people who think that the groundhog has any forecasting ability at all. I do think those groundhogs look adorable though.
 
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