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Ohio Woodchucks Predict an Early Spring

Posted Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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Featured on Episode 18 of the 2013-2014 season

 

Despite this week's severe winter storms, Buckeye Chuck is predicting that spring will come early this year! The Marion-based groundhog did not see his shadow this past Sunday. Neither did Dayton-based Rosie the Groundhog, a resident of the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. But that wasn't the case with Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania. He did see his shadow, indicating another six weeks of winter weather. Here's hoping the Ohio groundhogs prove Phil wrong.

Additional Information

Marion Star: Buckeye Chuck says spring is just around the corner (includes pictures and video)Groundhog.org: Groundhog Day
WHIO: Dayton's Rosie the groundhog predicts early spring (includes pictures)
CS Monitor: Punxsutawney Phil Has Competitors (video)
Yahoo Video: Groundhog Day 2014 Video
CTVN: Odd Facts about Groundhog Day (includes photos)
Animal Planet: Can Groundhogs Really Predict Spring? (two-minute video)
Syracuse.com: How Well Does the Groundhog Predict Spring?

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