This Sunday is the big day that everyone is waiting for. Millions will plop themselves down in front TV’s around the country to see the outcome of the big event. Yes, Sunday is Groundhog Day. It’s the day when Punxsutawney Phil will climb out of his burrow and predict the coming of spring. According to folklore, if the sun is shining and Phil sees his shadow, winter weather will continue for six more weeks. If it is cloudy then spring will come early.
The official website of this friendly groundhog states that Punxsutawney Phil has predictions that are accurate “100% of the time, of course!” According to the StormFax Weather Almanac and records kept since 1887, what percentage of the time has Punxsutawney Phil’s predictions been accurate?