6 More Weeks Of Winter? “Not So Fast” Say Other Groundhogs

By Cuteness Team

Many in North America woke disheartened on February 2 to learn that the famous groundhog weather forecaster Punxsautawny Phil, after seeing his shadow, is predicting six more weeks of winter.

Annual Winter Tradition Of Groundhog Day Celebrated In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
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This is the worst news, unless you are a skier and polar bear.

But don't be too discouraged yet! Punxsautawney Phil only has a 39 percent accuracy rating, according to the National Climactic Data Center. Which isn't that great considering he has a 50/50 chance of correctly predicting the season. Plus, Phil is not the only prognosticating groundhog. Nay, there are others and we have a round up of their predictions below!

Annual Winter Tradition Of Groundhog Day Celebrated In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
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Punxsutawney Phil: Six more weeks of winter

Shubenacadie Sam: Early spring

Wiarton Willie: Early spring

Chattanooga Chuck: Early spring

T-Boy Nutria: Early spring

Staten Island Chuck: Early spring

General Beauregard Lee: Early spring

Manitoba Merv: Six more weeks of winter

Dunkirk Dave: Six more weeks of winter

Buckeye Chuck: Six more weeks of winter

Jimmy The Groundhog: Six more weeks of winter

So, when some groundhogs disagree with Punxsutawney Phil, while others support his prediction, how do we know when spring will come? It's complicated, but the scientists at the National Centers for Environmental Information have a few ideas.