MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What are the rules for the groundhog’s shadow?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What are the rules for the groundhog’s shadow?

Tomorrow (February 2nd) is Groundhog Day. One of my favorite days of the year. Around 7:15am tomorrow morning revelers will gather around Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, PA  to see if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow or not. You can watch live here.

Every year people are confused over the shadow and what it means for more winter or early spring.

According to the Pennsylvania Dutch superstition for decades now…  if the groundhog sees its shadow due to clear weather, it will retreat to its den and winter will persist for six more weeks. BUT… Phil does not see its shadow because of cloudiness, spring will arrive early.

Let’s go NO SHADOW! Need that early spring.

Photo credit: REUTERS/Jason Cohn