The nation’s two groundhog forecasters split their predictions this morning, with Lilburn’s own Beauregard Lee calling for an early spring, and his northern cousin, Punxatawny Phil calling for six more weeks of winter.
In his twenty fifth year of prognosticating the weather, Beauregard, shown at right, announced that it was time to put away the cold weather gear, and prepare for spring.
Up at Gobbler’s Knob in Pennsylvania, thousands of people gathered to hear the forecast of more wintry weather.
What will happen? Unfortunately, no one really knows. Beau missed the call on the famous 1993 blizzard that dumped about a foot of snow in Georgia on the day before the March NASCAR race. Some forecasters see some similarities to that weather pattern in this winter’s weather, so we’ll just have to wait and see.
Short-term, we’re in for some ugly weather for the next 24 hours or so. We’re right on the edge of the freezing line, and while it’s unlikely that we’ll see a repeat of last weekend’s ice storm, the further north you go, the worse it’s likely to get.