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QUIETCUPOFTEA Posts: 972
3/4/13 7:24 P

but walking in the meadow the other day i saw red-wing blackbirds and snowdrops blooming. a surer sign of spring than anything!...poor phil, dragged from his cozy home - he was just telling us what we wanted to hear so we'd leave him alone!

PATTIJOHNSON Posts: 2,075
3/4/13 3:58 P

Punxy Phil will always be ageless, unfortunately, but you can summize that his judgement is a little off this year....even for us in Arizona. Had a few inches of snow about a week and a half ago -- hardly heard of! May your weather warm up soon.

JOYCECAIN SparkPoints: (112,567)
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3/4/13 3:28 P

Yes, I agree. The Weather Channel said March and April were going to be warmer than normal. Of course, maybe that is after we have all this crazy weather.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 16,342
3/4/13 1:43 P

I know and now they are calling for snow on Wednesday, five inches or more.

Phil lied, plain and simple. I figured he had as much of a chance of getting it right as a meteorologist. Meteorologist 1, Phil 0

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TIG123GER SparkPoints: (77,547)
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3/4/13 11:11 A

That's what we get for trusting a groundhog!!

OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (203,721)
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3/4/13 10:52 A

Beauregard Lee got it right...he predicted 6 more weeks of winter for us. I think he has a better track record than Phil.

he also has a very nice plantation with white columns (Weathering Heights)
www.yellowrivergameranch.com/about-general
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ZENANDNOW SparkPoints: (68,476)
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3/4/13 10:45 A

There's an All Points Bulletin on the little varmint here in Arkansas! There's even calls for "get a rope"! emoticon

ARANYANI Posts: 113
3/4/13 10:05 A

I've always considered Punxsutawney Phil to be a cruel joke. In PA spring never comes anytime near Feb 2. Even six more weeks is a pretty optimistic estimate.

KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
3/4/13 9:53 A

wasn't the prediction that spring is just around the corner!? That was a MONTH ago!
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