|Punxsutawney Phil will see his shadow. Six more weeks of winter!|
(14 votes, 11%)
|He won't see his shadow. Early spring!|
(39 votes, 33%)
|I think he'll oversleep and miss it.|
(6 votes, 5%)
|Who is Punxsutawney Phil?|
(6 votes, 5%)
|I don't put much faith in weather forecasting rodents.|
(52 votes, 44%)
Our 12th annual Groundhog Day predictions!
It is 62 here today and I heard my first Meadow Lark singing this morning.
No faith in rodents. That said, even though an early spring is pleasant, we need our snow pack to build back up to carry us through the summer. So, I guess I'm hoping for clear skies in the lowlands and snow in the mountains. The best of both worlds.
We haven't had winter here in Pa yet. It has been so mild. I know from experience that the Piper will have his hand out. So when I voted that the groundhog will predict 6 more weeks of winter, it will be the winter during Spring. We will see.
Oh, no, You just must wish for lots of really cold weather in both Alaska and where you are.....so polar ice doesn't melt and we all fry a bit.....said with snark LOL
Yea, I'm thinking Winter needs to show up before it can "last". ;)
No winter here yet. Wish it would show up. I need the moisture!! Today was 60 + degrees outside!! Is it January or May?
All of our fruit is starting to bloom in Texas. We are in a panic as the last freeze isnt until March.
has been a normal warm winter for the most part this year after 2 unusually hard winters in a row for us in the deep south. It will be a early spring as several Warbler species are already migrating back and my Blue Birds have been in and out of the houses for the last couple of weeks. My Blueberries are blooming flowers and new leaves
They're calling for rain here tomorrow morning. Let's hope that means no shadows!
Here in Georgia, we rely on General Lee at Yellow River Game Ranch to do the forecast. Since it is going to be sunny here, he'll probably see his shadow. Anyway, forget about rodents, I just ask DH. Its his birthday and he seems to do just as well at predictions as the ground hogs!
beclu, it's my birthday too. And I usually enjoy a sunny day :-)
Let the poor rodent sleep!
Daffodils are starting to bloom. Last year our first bloom was February 27th. I think Mother Nature's calendar has gone awry!
The weather is being screwed up by the stores. Bathing suits and shorts at the stores. If it does get cold here, we won't have any clothes.
We've had lots of rain instead of snow here--one ice storm, and flurries a few times. Lots of unseasonably warm weather. Mother Nature is obviously suffering from dementia!
So far I have had a zone 9b winter here in 8b.
I was going to rip out and give away all my tropical fruit trees but they are loving it now.
Rainy and cloudy today. It would have been an awesome day for the rodent to peek his head out and see no shadow!
Very sunny and 58 now. Hard to believe it's February 1st and hope we don't end up with a scorching summer.
It's 76 here right now. Not that unusual, actually. I really don't care what the rest of our "winter" does. I'm much more concerned about a possible repeat of our last summer!
The problem with early springs like this is that you can lose an entire years crop. So if you have 300+ fruit trees like myself, you could be out an incredible amount of money. The Peach growers are usually the worst hit and can lose 80 percent of their crops. No Fredericksburg peaches this year. That is millions of dollars that would be going to local farmers and instead will be sent to California or South America. My main crop is Jujube which is a very late bloomer so I might be okay but the Asian Pears, Pomegranates, Apples, Peaches, Plums and so on can get nuked by 28F if they bloom now.
So how much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood??
Well, somebody had to say it today. ^_^
I didn't see my shadow when I woke up - too foggy for shadows. I don't know what got into that rodent up north.
Two groundhogs out of three said - no more stinkin' winter!
Bright and sunny and 60 degrees here...Hope my groundhog was one of the southern ones!
I stepped out in a sleeveless yoga top and my flipflops to hit the gym this morning. Highly unusual for my birthday weather :-)
I see it is your birthday. Happy Birthday, Terry ... and many more!! ^_^
LOL, I think the winter forecast goes by where you live, so Terry should have an early Spring.
We had a brief early fog here and it's 80 anyway, so I'm taking coleus cuttings in the next few days.
Don't believe in critters predicting weather, other than busy squirrels in the fall. It is +2F here after two days of snow - seems like about 2' fell, but maybe only 1'+ still nice and balmy
Thanks, y'all. I just hope if we are going to get some winter that it gets a move on and does its thing sooner than later. It's the late "surprise" winter storms that are hardest on the plants.