Expect an Early Spring
Just before 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Punxsutawney (puhnk-suh-TAW'-nee) Phil emerged from his burrow in Pennsylvania at sunrise and didn't see his shadow. Nearly the same series of events unfolded about 300 miles (483 kilometers) to the east, where Staten Island Chuck's handlers also revealed the same prediction.
Hard to imagine now, when much of the country is gripped in a cold snap. But Phil and AP both tell us bathing suit season isn't as far ahead as it seems today.