Groundhog Day is this Sunday. You already know the Groundhog Day story. It’s been going on every February 2 since 1887 in Punxsutawney, Penn., when Punxsutawney Phil makes his prediction on whether we’re going to get an early spring.
But what do you know about groundhogs?
It’s an annual tradition in the small Pennsylvania town of Punxsutawney, northeast of Pittsburgh. Every year on February 2nd the spotlight shines on a groundhog they call Punxatawney Phil. All based on European folklore that if a badger wanders from his burrow and sees his shadow, there'll be six more weeks of winter. If he doesn’t see his shadow, spring is right around the corner.
It has been a long cold winter thus far and tomorrow the groundhog is going to tell us that we have six more weeks of winter (ya know he will). Plus, it looks like we’re gonna get pounded with some snow through tomorrow night. I got this email from a friend with a list of “You Know it’s cold when…” jokes and I thought they were worth sharing.