In front of thousands of people at Gobbler's Knob, a rural area near the small town of Punxsutawney, a group of town elders repeated the famous tradition of consulting the town's famous groundhog on the prospects of when winter might turn to spring.As I look out the window, all I can see is snow. The following is the shot term - weather report for the armpit of Canada known as Niagara Falls.
To the relief of many, they reported that Phil had emerged from his lair and did not see his shadow – a sign that winter is soon to end. If he had seen his shadow, it would have indicated at least six more weeks of cold weather. (source)
Are you seeing the problem here? This is not spring. It's still cold, there's snow on the ground, there are no buds growing out of the ground. What we have is one long running winter. Where did the early spring that I was promised go. Am I wrong to feel a little bit cheated by this? Someone needs to be held accountable for this.