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Don”t Bite the hand that Feeds You! Groundhog Day 2015: Conflictins forecasts and a bitten Mayor


During the Groundhogs Day celebration Monday in Sun Prairie, Jimmy’s handler held the next to the face of Mayor Jonathan Freund and Jimmy promptly bit down on the mayor’s ear.

says the Groundhog Day celebration became even more precarious when Jimmy’s handlers, Jerry and Maria Hahn, said the mayor had gotten it wrong and that there would be six more weeks of winter.


PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. — The handlers of Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, said Monday the furry rodent has forecast six more weeks of winter.
There will be six more weeks of winter, according to Punxsutawney Phil. The groundhog saw his own shadow at Gobbler’s Knob. CBSN’s Elaine Quijano…

The forecast was also announced on Twitter, as was referenced in the official proclamation read by Jeff Lundy, the Fair Weatherman of the Inner Circle.

“Forecasts abound on the Internet, but, I, Punxsutawney Phil am still your best bet. Yes, a shadow I see, you can start to Twitter, hash tag: Six more weeks of winter!”

The forecast was delivered after a steady pre-dawn rain turned to snow as temperatures dropped from the high 30s to around freezing. They were forecast to keep dropping over much of the state, prompting the state Department of Transportation to lower the speed limit to 45 mph for many interstate highways which were already wet and expected to freeze or be covered with snow as the day wore on.

The rain kept some revelers away, with state police estimating the crowd at around 11,000, slightly smaller than in recent years when upward of 15,000 attended.

 

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