Plenty of winter weary Americans were delighted when Punxsutawney Phil made his annual appearance in Pennsylvania and couldn’t find his shadow on Groundhog Day (2/2). But don’t go selling your snow shovel on Mercari just yet. Not everyone agrees with his call for an early Spring.
Groundhog Day has always been more about fun than forecasting. As it turns out, Punxsutawney Phil is usually wrong. This is only the 20th time out of 124 in his recorded history (10 years of his predictions are missing) that the rodent oracle hasn’t seen his shadow.
Meteorologists told USA Today they aren’t too sure Phil’s prediction this year is right. Cold fronts have been forecast for the remaining winter season. So if you’re still hoping to see some snow in the Charlotte area, there’s might be a chance.