Groundhog Day 2011 To Bring More Harsh Winter?
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Monday, January 31st, 2011 | Hot Trends

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     Groundhog Day 2011 is on its way on Wednesday, February 2, 2011.  Once Groundhog Day 2011 arrives, the whole world will know how much winter is left to come. Given the intense snowstorms this year, most of the Northeast is already sick and tired of winter. At this point, they may have already started praying to Punxsutawney Phil in hopes that he doesn’t see his shadow. But given the weather to come on Groundhog Day, even praying might not stop winter from staying for six more weeks.

     The town of Punxsutawney will once again be the center of America for another February 2, 2011.  48 hours from now, the animal that made it famous shall emerge once more to give the most famous weather prediction of the year.

     But no matter how Groundhog Day turns out for Phil’s shadow, the crowd would likely know that winter isn’t going away. Plenty of snow is still on the ground from last week’s storm, and more might already be falling by show time.

     Already, weather experts are projecting snow for much of the nation in the next few days. Heavy snow and ice is scheduled to fall in the Plains and Midwest today, with the storm front heading for the Northeast. The region just got through digging out from last week’s blizzard, and now some areas may have a new one to slog through.

     As such, Groundhog Day could be best defined by the latest winter storm, and not by Punxsutawney Phil. In fact, Phil might be better off if he saw his shadow, since it is clear that six more weeks of winter are on the way regardless. If he doesn’t see it, it’s hard to say if it would be met with more relief or derision.

     Punxsutawney Phil hasn’t always been accurate, but projecting a quick end to this winter could look foolish. Every week or two in the Northeast, some kind of snowfall comes to pass, so it’s fitting that it could happen again shortly.

     According to CBS News, Wednesday’s storm may affect up to 100 million Americans. Of course, some might experience a worse blizzard than others, with parts of New England projected to get up to two feet. New York would regard only a few inches as a relief, since their totals this month have set a record, and their snow removal budget is exhausted.

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