It was sunny this morning in Punxsutawney, so "Punxsutawney Phil" - perhaps the most famous of the groundhogs - didn't see his shadow. It was also sunny in the Indianapolis area. We don't have our own groundhog, so we look to "Woodstock Willie" (from Woodstock, Illinois). He didn't see his shadow, either. Even my home state, North Carolina, will also have six more weeks of winter according to Raleigh-based "Sir Walter Wally."
But the odds may be against the little marmots. According to Wikipedia, a study by the National Climatic Data Center (USA) found that the little weather prophets were only correct 39% of the time.
So even though the news was disappointing for those of us who are pretty much sick of the cold by now, at least we know the predictions aren't science. We'll just have to wait and see what happens!