Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow yesterday:
A new pair of hands pulled Punxsutawney Phil from his stump this year, so it was only fitting that the groundhog offered a new prediction.Early spring? Funny. Because that's not what the forecast says:
Phil did not see his shadow on Friday, which, according to German folklore, means folks can expect an early spring instead of six more weeks of winter.
Since 1886, Phil has seen his shadow 96 times, hasn't seen it 15 times and there are no records for nine years, according to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club. The last time Phil failed to see his shadow was in 1999.
West Michigan is under a blizzard warning, Parts of US 131 are shut down, the roads in Allegan County are a mess, malls are closed, flights are being delayed or cancelled, and Central Montcalm Public Schools' Snowball Dance has been postponed. (Not that I care about CMPS, I just found it ironic that the Snowball Dance is off due to snow.