I can't even work up any snark over this. ABC News actually felt it was necessary to clarify to the public that the process by which the fine folks in Puxsutawney, PA determine the length of winter isn't necessarily scientificly legitimate. It's actually possible that when a groundhog sees it's shadow, upcoming temperatures may still have a chance to climb above average. Oh shit...there I go with the snark.
But as usual, there will always be those who deny the claims of honest research...
But don't tell that to the members of the Groundhog club's Inner Circle in Punxsutawney, Pa. "I would argue with the comments he doesn't have a great track record," Jon Johnston, Phil's "Chief Healthman" told ABCNews.com. "They're missing the point then. It's always winter somewhere."
Oh. Well it's always spring somewhere too. I'm confused...why are we doing this again?