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Title: Can anyone point me to a historical record of ground hog day results?
Post by: 1vertical on February 03, 2011, 06:20:29 AM
I been lookin on Google and not much stands out as a historical
chart over the years, seems in my memory that this is one of the few
that early spring is supposed to cometh....
Title: Re: Can anyone point me to a historical record of ground hog day results?
Post by: tschmidlin on February 03, 2011, 06:25:28 AM
It depends on which groundhog you're talking about . . .
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punxsutawney_Phil#Past_predictions
Title: Re: Can anyone point me to a historical record of ground hog day results?
Post by: 1vertical on February 03, 2011, 06:32:30 AM
Thanks Tom,
Seems somehow, my memory is missing most of those early spring predictions...
hmmmmm.....whyoming winters are brutal.
Title: Re: Can anyone point me to a historical record of ground hog day results?
Post by: tschmidlin on February 03, 2011, 06:35:51 AM
He's not all that accurate anyway.  Of course there have been many Phil's, maybe some had better luck than others  . . .
Title: Re: Can anyone point me to a historical record of ground hog day results?
Post by: hopfenundmalz on February 03, 2011, 01:41:04 PM
My wife's grandfather had a saying. 

If he sees his shadow it is 6 more weeks of winter, if he does not see his shadow it is 6 weeks until spring.    ;)

Title: Re: Can anyone point me to a historical record of ground hog day results?
Post by: maxieboy on February 03, 2011, 01:57:54 PM
My wife's grandfather had a saying. 

If he sees his shadow it is 6 more weeks of winter, if he does not see his shadow it is 6 weeks until spring.    ;)



Certainly applies to Michigan.
Title: Re: Can anyone point me to a historical record of ground hog day results?
Post by: oscarvan on February 03, 2011, 04:37:14 PM
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As to his accuracy, according to the StormFax Weather Almanac and records kept since 1887, Phil's predictions have been correct 39% of the time.

Sounds like betting agains him is the way to go.......crap, I'lll run out of wood pellets..... >:(
Title: Re: Can anyone point me to a historical record of ground hog day results?
Post by: pinnah on February 03, 2011, 05:11:38 PM
....whyoming winters are brutal.

Wooeeee!  -29 windchill here this morning. :o

Almost skeered to hear what you got there!
Title: Re: Can anyone point me to a historical record of ground hog day results?
Post by: punatic on February 04, 2011, 05:00:14 AM
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As to his accuracy, according to the StormFax Weather Almanac and records kept since 1887, Phil's predictions have been correct 39% of the time.

Sounds like betting agains him is the way to go.......crap, I'lll run out of wood pellets..... >:(

He's doing better than Algore...  ;)
Title: Re: Can anyone point me to a historical record of ground hog day results?
Post by: jamminbrew on February 04, 2011, 05:09:15 AM
If we have to designate it a "ground" hog, that distinction would lend itself to there being an "air" hog too...  maybe pigs do fly! 8)
Title: Re: Can anyone point me to a historical record of ground hog day results?
Post by: rabid_dingo on February 04, 2011, 07:56:35 AM
Isn't it 6 weeks until the actual start of Spring from 2Feb...?
Title: Re: Can anyone point me to a historical record of ground hog day results?
Post by: a10t2 on February 04, 2011, 05:48:22 PM
Isn't it 6 weeks until the actual start of Spring from 2Feb...?

47 or 48 days, so more like seven weeks, but pretty much.
Title: Re: Can anyone point me to a historical record of ground hog day results?
Post by: hopfenundmalz on February 05, 2011, 02:07:08 AM
Isn't it 6 weeks until the actual start of Spring from 2Feb...?
47 or 48 days, so more like seven weeks, but pretty much.

When do the locals say that spring comes to Silverton, weather wise?   You are not that far north, but at high altitude.  Just interested.
Title: Re: Can anyone point me to a historical record of ground hog day results?
Post by: a10t2 on February 05, 2011, 02:44:47 AM
When do the locals say that spring comes to Silverton, weather wise?

We have two seasons, tourist season and off-season. The train starts running in May. ;)

Seriously though, snow in early June isn't unheard of.
Title: Re: Can anyone point me to a historical record of ground hog day results?
Post by: rabid_dingo on February 06, 2011, 07:20:53 PM
When do the locals say that spring comes to Silverton, weather wise?

We have two seasons, tourist season and off-season. The train starts running in May. ;)

Seriously though, snow in early June isn't unheard of.

Or July even. A-Basin shoots to close the slopes on the 4th every year...then it's only two months before it starts falling on the divide...This year with the totals they've had they should make it to the fourth with no problem...
Title: Re: Can anyone point me to a historical record of ground hog day results?
Post by: tubercle on February 06, 2011, 07:31:29 PM
Ground Hawg my Azz...


 http://www.wyff4.com/news/26711353/detail.html


EDIT: Old timers around here read the weather by looking at a wooly worm's color and the different stripes.
Title: Re: Can anyone point me to a historical record of ground hog day results?
Post by: tubercle on February 06, 2011, 08:03:10 PM
Here are the records

http://www.stormfax.com/ghogday.htm