Contact Us

Groundhog Day 2017 — How Much Longer Will Winter Last?

Punxsutawney Phil has spoken.

The world’s most famous groundhog gave his annual Groundhog Day weather prediction at 7:25 am Thursday morning (Feb. 2) in Punxsutawney, Pa. He saw his shadow, which, according to lore, means there will be six more weeks of winter.

That’s pretty much right on par with what Phil usually predicts. Records show that he has said 102 times there will be more winter, while calling an early spring a mere 18 times.

Phil may have gone public with his prediction, but his contemporaries may not agree with him. Staten Island Chuck has forecast an early spring, as has Quebec’s Fred la marmotte  (although, to be fair, Quebec is nowhere near Pennsylvania, so they can certainly experience different weather).

Perhaps Phil would be wise to cozy up to Michigan’s Woody the Woodchuck, who also predicts six more weeks of winter

Then again, maybe all these prognostications are hooey. Animals doing a weather forecast? That’s almost as reliable as polls predicting who’ll win the White House.

Best of Mix 104.3

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://mix1043fm.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Friends with Benefits quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Friends with Benefits contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.