If Candlemas Day is bright and clear/ There’ll be two winters in the year
I am a skeptic when it comes to rodent prognostications, but Wiarton Willie (because all groundhogs must have alliterative names) was born on 45th parallel, midway between the Equator and the North Pole, which I think means his predictions are more accurate than those of his prophesying competitors. Or maybe he’s just more interested in his shadow than most groundhogs, which reportedly only emerge in winter for food and/or sex. This year Willie did not see his shadow, so I think that means six more weeks until The Boston.
Title: Pat Benatar – Shadows of the Night. 1982.