Saturday, February 1, 2014

We are conflicted about the DIT for today

Why conflicted? you ask.

Well, as you have surely noticed tomorrow has two major events happening.

Two?  What are they?

Well, early in the day the famous and much awaited Groundhog day event occurs.

But later in the day another big event also happening -- the also long awaited and much anticipated Superbowl.

So we are conflicted about what to post for the DIT tomorrow.

But perhaps the solution is to consider the Groundhog event today since his prediction will happen before tomorrow's Superbowl event.

And, you can be sure that the folks in the now not so 'warm sunny south' are rooting for the Groundhog to proclaim that spring will soon be here.

They have had enough of water pipes freezing and breaking, and of snow turning to slush then immediately into ice making driving impossible because folks in the south don't have chains, spikes on tires, or the ability to salt, sand, and plow roads since snow and ice events are rare rare rare.

So, what will other groundhogs around the country have to say?

Other Groundhogs?  I thought there was only one, the famous Punxsutawney Phil.

Well, yes, he is the most famous and is the one that the classic movie features.

But there is also General Lee, the Georgia Groundhog, and I suspect the folks in Atlanta will be paying more attention to his report than Punxsutawney Phil this year.

There is even a Groundhog in Chattanooga, known as Chattanooga Chuck !! Who knew.

And since Chattanooga had the same bad weather that Atlanta had, Chattanooga Chuck should be watched as well for his prognostication.

So what is it that these and other Groundhogs are supposed to be telling us.

Bottom line and to make it short --

IF the Groundhogs see their shadow = winter will continue for 6 more weeks.

IF they do not see their shadow = winter will soon end and they leave their burrows in anticipation of the soon coming spring weather.

So, keep your eyes on the Groundhogs tomorrow morning. You can be sure the folks in the south will be.

To learn about The General Lee Groundhog of Georgia HERE'S THE LINK

For information about Punxsutawney Phil HERE'S THE LINK

And we are not kidding, there really is a Chattanooga Chuck.  HERE'S THE LINK