Can a Groundhog really predict the weather?

United States
February 2, 2007 9:43pm CST
I think the whole concept of a groundhog predicting an early spring based on whether or not he saw his shadow is just silly. I realize it is just for fun, but are there people who actually believe this?
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@MySpot (2602)
• United States
4 Feb 07
It's said that whether the groundhog sees it's shadow or not determines if Spring is around the corner. The truth is, they are watching to see if the groundhog hurries back into his hole or searches for food... if he starts searching and eating then Spring is coming because this means he is ready to come out of hibernation. I think it's a cool way of determining how close Spring really is ; )
• United States
5 Feb 07
I didn't know that. Well why don't they just tell if the groundhog searched for food or not. What is the deal with the whole shadow thing?
@emarie (5451)
• United States
3 Feb 07
i find this funny too. i have no clue where this all came from though...i don't think they ever taught us this in school or not. but it is my husbands favorite holiday...for some reason...dunno, but thats why he picked groundhog day to get married..i guess since he would remember th date a whole lot easier...5 years today YEAH FOR ME =)!!!
• United States
5 Feb 07
Groundhog Day is easier for me to remember too. My son was born on groundhog day. He just turned 2. He is our little groundhog!
• United States
3 Feb 07
i think that this whole groundhog thing is a joke, think about if for a second.... if he sees his shadow there is 6 more weeks left of winter ...if he doesnt see his shadow there is six weeks left until spring... either way spring is in 6 weeks from groundhog day!!
• United States
5 Feb 07
Yeah,that really doesn't make sense does it? It will be spring when it is supposed to be spring!
• United States
5 Feb 07
I don't believe it but I don't live far away from Punxsatawney and I would love to just go spend the day there on groundhog day for the parties ;)