Tuesday, February 2, 2010

6 More Weeks?

Well, probably not in Southern California, but...

Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil Predicts Six More Weeks of Winter

Punxsutawney Phil declared six more weeks of winter this morning. The famed groundhog came out of his stump to see his shadow just after sunrise, at about 7:22 a.m.

Groundhog Day festivities started as early as 3 a.m. as a crowd gathered on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa. The fireworks display started at 6:30, followed by the members of the Punxsutawney Inner Circle announcing Groundhog Day birthday wishes.

Punxsutawney Phil had a deal for those who couldn't make Gobblers Knob for his annual call of the winter: Text "Groundhog" to 247365.

The pudgy prognosticator apparently has a nose for the value of social networking. If you send the text, you'll receive a copy of his forecast delivered to your mobile. The Pennsylvania Tourism web site also offered a live webcast of the morning's event through to the groundhog's debut on VisitPa.com. You were also able to keep up with the crowds on Facebook and Twitter.

More of the article here.

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