Groundhog Prognosticates Early Spring

It seems that all of the famous prognosticating groundhogs – Punxsutawney Phil, Staten Island Chuck, Wiarton Willie, Shubenacadie Sam, and and our own General Beauregard Lee are in agreement that we will see an early spring this year. First of all, I never knew that this “seeing their shadow” thing qualified as prognosticating. Huh.

Interestingly, there is a huge list of prognosticating groundhogs here, which also includes Louisiana’s prognosticating crawfish.

That’s not what Kirk Mellish said about our winter, but I’ll take a prognosticating groundhog or crawfish over a real live meteorologist any day.

3 Comments so far

  1. Seth (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2007 @ 11:00 am

    You beat me to the punch!

    I think it’s funny that Gen. Lee’s official site is down. Perhaps because of all the happy Georgians yearning for Spring?


  2. Dovetail (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2007 @ 4:30 pm

    Prognosticating Groundhogs aside, I went to Yellow River Game Ranch a few years ago (coincidentally with a friend of mine who is a zookeeper, but not in ATL) and the condition of the animals really made me sad. At the time most were VERY overweight (people feeding the wrong things to the wrong animals) open sores etc. Etc. she said it was an ok environment for livestock animals but not for predators etc.

    Just my two cents since it still disturbs me.


  3. mike (unregistered) on February 9th, 2007 @ 8:03 am

    Kirk Mellish. easily my favorite meteorologist name of all time.



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