Strange Universe 1/30/22
A Pennsylvania Groundhog ignores crowds of mostly fat humans closely gathered around him, and then, despite having a four ounce brain, gets involved with meteorology. If he sees his shadow, this produces so much anxiety that weather systems throughout North America somehow get altered, and we have six more weeks of winter. And it all this revolves around the perceptions of a single Woodchuck, who serves as the country’s spokesrodent.
If the severity of the rest of winter boils down to whether or not it's cloudy on February 2, we should explore the odds. Turns out, according to NOAA climatological data, an average of 69% of February daylight hours are covered by clouds in the northeast. This is actually one of the year's cloudiest months.