Saturday, March 26, 2011

Groundhog's Day "Bust"

I think we can now safely declare that 'Punxsutawney Phil', the lovable "weather forecaster" with rodent-like tendencies, has officially busted his 2011 forecast that winter would "end early."

You may remember that back on Groundhog's Day, Phil didn't see his shadow.  The legend of groundhog's day says that if the rodent - uh, er, I mean Phil -  doesn't see his shadow then spring is right around the corner...

Well, Mother Nature has decided to one-up the rodent, with a few more rounds of wintry weather instore for much of the nation...

Below is the latest computer model forecast depiction of snow accumulation for the first half of this coming week, which includes a 6+ inch event in the Plains and Midwest:

...and to top it off, the latest hazard outlook for the end of March from the CPC includes a major cold snap for much of the Northern Plains and Midwest to round-out the month:

Too bad, Phil, can't win 'em all, I guess... better luck next year!

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