The most important question on this snowy, nightmare-of-a-commute day: Did the groundhog see its shadow?
According to a roundup of celebrity groundhogs listed here, we can expect spring to arrive in six weeks — or not.
Ontario’s Wharton Willie didn’t see his shadow, predicting an early spring. Balzac Billy didn’t see his shadow either, predicting an early spring for Albertans. (It should be noted that of all the groundhogs mentioned in this article, Balzac Billy is the only one who wears clothes — and has opposable thumbs.)
Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie Sam, however, spotted his shadow, dooming the Maritime province to another six weeks of winter.
"Given the weather forecast and the amount of snow currently on the ground, Sam’s prediction likely isn’t a surprise to most Nova Scotians," said Zach Churchill, the province’s natural resources minister.
Fred from Val-d’Espoir, Quebec, also spotted his shadow.
It should be noted that last year, Wiarton Willie’s prediction was correct. HeRead More »from The Groundhog Day predictions are in: Six more weeks of winter for most of Canada