Groundhog Day

I'm always surprised the amount of media coverage Groundhog Day gets. It is, after all, a strange piece of folklore that has no bearing on weather patterns.

I especially enjoy when there are conflicting reports:

"Canada's two foremost weather predictors said on Saturday that we're in for an early spring. But their U.S. cousin saw his shadow and headed back into his burrow to hunker down for another six more weeks of winter."

I object to the term 'foremost weather predictor'. If I were a meteorologist, I would file a union grievance. Also, when have we ever had an 'early spring' in Canada? It's usually cold well into April.

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