Wiarton Willie, Canada's leading rodent prognosticator, also predicted an early spring.
Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie Sam did see his shadow, so maybe some of us shouldn't put the parkas and winter
boots away just yet.
Last year, Punxsutawney Phil did a horrible job “forecasting” our pattern when he did see his shadow, thus giving us “six more weeks of winter
.” In reality, that never occurred as the contiguous United States had its fourth warmest winter on record
. However, Wiarton Willie did predict an early spring in 2012. So much for cross-border weather
has "Staten Island Chuck" who didn’t see his shadow, and Atlanta has "General Beauregard Lee” who also failed to see his shadow.