Posts Tagged ‘Groundhog Day’

Phil 2015“Punxsutawney Phil, the world’s most beloved and furry seasonal prognosticator, saw his shadow on Monday morning (despite overcast skies), portending six more weeks of winter.

The groundhog’s predication came around 7:25 a.m. in Punxsutawney, Pa., with overcast skies and scattered snow and rain showers moving through the region from the latest winter storm — conditions that are likely to continue if the plucky marmot gets his way.

Last year, Phil also saw his shadow — the final nail in the coffin for what was one of the most brutally long winters in the U.S. The unrelenting winter dragged on through March in many places in 2014. Around D.C., many locations accumulated more than 30 inches of snow last winter, and Phil chalked another one up in the “verified” column.”

Courtesy of WashingtonPost.com

This is fantastic news for you skiers and snowboarders looking to head up to Big Bear Lake over the next couple of months! We snowmaking14bgreceived several inches of new snow over the weekend and are hoping for more soon. In the meantime, Big Bear Mountain Resorts keeps things ‘white’ using top of the line snow-making equipment.

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This morning, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow and forecast 6 more weeks of winter.

Phil 2014Here in Big Bear Lake, that makes us happy because it feels like winter hasn’t even started yet! It is cloudy and windy today with snow in the forecast for the next 48 hours. Our fingers and toes are crossed for some good accumulation!

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punxsutawney-philAn early spring is on the way, according to groundhog “Punxsutawney Phil.”

When the Pennsylvania groundhog emerged from his dwelling at Gobbler’s Knob this morning, he did not see his shadow.”And so ye faithful, there is no shadow to see, an early Spring for you and me,” proclaimed Bob Roberts, one of Phil’s handlers.

According to folklore, if a groundhog emerges from its burrow and see its shadow, then six more weeks of winter weather is on the way but if it comes out and sees no shadow, spring is expected to come early.

Punxsutawney, the Pennsylvania town that is home to one of the most famous weather-predicting groundhogs, Punxsutawney Phil, has been carrying on the tradition of Groundhog Day since the 1800s, according to The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club. Ever since the tradition began in 1887, Phil (and his ancestors) saw their shadows 99 times, while predicting an early spring only 16 times. There was no record for nine of the years.
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Despite the prediction of an early spring, Big Bear Lake is still a winter wonderland and the skiing is amazing! Book your Big Bear Getaway today and enjoy winter before it’s gone!


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