Six more weeks of winter? Boo! Hiss!
Well. Punxsutawney Phil has done it again. Casting his ominous shadow, Phil has predicted six more weeks of winter. February 2 is the official Groundhog Day when men in tall hats in a small town in rural Pennsylvania hold up the fat furry creature for all to see. It is also a "cross-quarter" day in the solar calendar, a day that falls exactly between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. Groundhog Day originated with the Germans who emigrated to Pennsylvania. They wanted to use a badger but couldn't find too many, so settled on our beloved groundhog.