DUNKIRK – Both regional groundhogs are in agreement and calling for six-more weeks of winter.
According to Dunkirk Dave’s handler Bob Will, Dave started the day around 7:20 a.m. Wednesday morning to some cooked oatmeal before leaving his home.
After a bit in the yard, he noticed a cool breeze and rushed for cover indoors.
“He scooted across the snow, and ran into the sunroom, and then he crawled up his big cage he has here, with a nice carpet and insulated bed,” explained Will. “He didn’t like it here this morning, and he did apparently see his shadow, that means we have six more weeks of winter.”
This year, Dave’s prediction was closed to the public due to health concerns. Dave’s sprit has been predicting the weather for 50-years from his home in Dunkirk, New York.
In Gobbler’s Knob, Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, Phil has been predicting the seasons since 1887. He also saw his shadow Wednesday.
Legend has it that if Dave and/or Phil sees their shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter and if they do not, spring will arrive sooner.