This week, we learned about the holiday Groundhog Day and the traditions behind it. We discovered Thursday morning that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow despite the very cloudy forecast in PA, predicting six more weeks of winter. We also learned there are lots of other groundhogs across the U.S. who also make their own predictions on Groundhog Day, including Buckeye Chuck in Ohio and Sir Walter Wally in North Carolina.
We came up with our own "groundhogs" to predict the weather for the New Hampshire Seacoast: Stratham Steve, Stratham Sally, Stratham Snowflake, Stratham Sammie, and the list goes on!
All of the Stratham Groundhogs were able to make the same prediction as Phil-- lots of shadows on a sunny day means six more weeks of winter are on their way!