Did Illinois’ And Wisconsin’s Groundhogs See Their Shadows?
Happy Groundhog Day!
Today's the day we all turn our heads to the furry little friends who help us predict the weather. You've probably heard of the famous groundhog - Punxsutawney Phil. He's the iconic groundhog that looks for his shadow every year on February 2nd in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
So what did Phil predict for 2021? Well, it's not good news on Phil's end. Phil popped out of his hole this morning and saw his shadow. And that means that we're going to get six more weeks of winter.
But I don't really trust Phil. We have two local groundhogs and they both predicted opposite of Phil. Jimmy the groundhog from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin did NOT see his shadow, which means an early spring. And Woodstock's groundhog Willie didn't see his shadow either.
The Facebook live video of Woodstock Willie is truly amazing. Of course it's fun to see them lift the groundhog up in the air, and have him whisper to everyone. But the Facebook video is so much more than that! I was noticing people commenting "Congrats" and I didn't know why they were saying that. Turns out a proposal happened during the Facebook live as well.
Check it out!
Honestly, I think I need to be there in person next year. This totally seems like my kind of event. Plus I think a selfie with Woodstock Willie would be the most epic selfie ever.
Here's to hoping our Midwest groundhogs are more accurate than Punxsutawney Phil. Even though he is adorable.