Snow possible for Groundhog Day

Environment Canada is calling for a 60 per cent chance of flurries or rain showers on Sunday with a high of five and a low of zero.

This means it may be hard for the groundhog to see his shadow this year – which is a good thing.

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Superstition has it that if on Feb. 2 the groundhog emerges from hibernation and sees his shadow, he’ll crawl back into his den and we’ll have six more weeks of winter. If he doesn’t, we’ll get an early spring.

While the science on this is rather shaky, it may come from the idea that if there’s a shadow, it means it’s sunny, and if it’s sunny on Feb. 2 that’s probably because a cold dry air mass will make for a longer winter.

 

 

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