Chuck the Groundhog predicted new York city, early spring

Chuck the Groundhog predicted new York city, early spring

The most famous rodent New York predicted for the city today, Groundhog day, early spring.

Chuck from the zoo Staten island woke up after winter hibernation and saw his shadow, which means new Yorkers can say goodbye to winter. Great news for the city, suffered due to frost and flu.

Chuck the Groundhog predicted new York city, early spring

What is «early spring» in the context of the predictions of the Groundhog? This is when most of the days between Groundhog Day (2 February) and spring equinox (20 March) the air temperature does not fall below +4.5°C (40°F).

Forecasts furry meteorologist from the Big Apple come true 80%. However, his colleague Phil of Pennsylvania made a completely different «opinion». He saw his shadow, thus giving to understand that spring in America is in no hurry. The good news is that Phil’s predictions come true only in 40% of cases, according to TimeOut.

By the way, the ceremony on Groundhog Day is not always fun. In 2014, a scared fortuneteller escaped from his hands only entered the office of mayor of new York Bill de Blasio and jumped onto the asphalt. After a week there was a rumor that the Groundhog died of injuries to internal organs. Although the zoo said that didn’t die Chuck, and his girlfriend Charlotte.

In 2018 de Blasio at ceremony was not present. Is it because the Groundhog quietly waking up, not hiding in your house?

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