We are left with snow, and six more weeks of winter. Alas.
Today is Groundhog Day in the United States, where we pull a groundhog out of the ground to predict the weather. It's purely scientific, of course, and this is how it works. If the groundhog sees its shadow, we have six more weeks of winter. If the groundhog doesn't see its shadow, we get an early spring.
Today, the ground hog saw its shadow, despite the fact that it was overcast, and a rain/snow mix was moving in. Somehow, that ground hog almost always sees its shadow. In 2013, it didn't see its shadow and we still got six more weeks of winter.
The groundhog almost got the death penalty for that one.
So, for Groundhog Day in the Binghamton, New York, area, what is our weather like?
|The lumps are flower planters|
Subtracting the snow already on the ground, we received about nine inches (22.86 cm) of snow. This isn't Boston, true, and we didn't get ice like they got downstate. But tonight, it will drop to near zero F (-17 C). Considering that, a couple of days ago, they were predicting a low of -12 (-24 C), I can't complain.
I will feature some more pictures on my Wednesday Winter Wonders feature.
What is the weather like where you live?