We here in the MidAtlantic count on a rodent named Punxatawney Phil to tell us what to expect weather wise in the coming weeks. Phil, allegedly, resides in a tree trunk in Punxatawney, PA and is roused by his handlers each year to prognosticate to an audience of thousands. (This year's crowd was estimated at 30,000! It was 11 degrees there and these folks began to gather at 3:30 a.m. for a 7:30 ceremony!) Let's just say Phil says we should expect an EARLY Spring!!! Yay!!!!
Of course, we had snow less than 12 hours after his announcement so maybe we need to ask Phil to actually define the term "EARLY SPRING"!!