Tuesday, February 2, 2016
February 2nd - Groundhog Day
Do you have a groundhog in your area?
I tried to mention all the groundhogs that predict weather in my book The Groundhog Day Book of Facts and Fun. Did I mention yours?
Since Groundhog Day comes at the midpoint between the official beginning of Winter and the official beginning of Spring, it's very probable that we have six more weeks of winter to go before Spring finally comes. (except for the southern states where spring does come early.)
Funny thing - people here are already talking about spring and we have a couple more El Nino winter rainstorms to go here. The one yesterday was a doozy. Downpours of rain and winds from 30 to 80 miles per hour. (That's hurricane strength, ya know.) Trees down all over. Several in nearby neighborhoods, but none by our house. Just a lot of twigs and limbs down and every single brown needle on the Torrey Pines came down. (those needles are 8 to 10 inches long)