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  Groundhog  Day




(To Visit the "Official" Punxsutawney Phil Web Page, Click on the Image Above)




Groundhog Day 2019 (Pend Oreille County, WA)
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Groundhog Day 2017 (Pend Oreille County, WA)


Groundhog Day 2016 (Pend Oreille County, WA)


2016 The Very First Groundhog Day Ceremony in Oldtown, ID


Groundhog Day 2015 (Pend Oreille County, WA)

Groundhog Day 2013  (Pend Oreille County, WA)
Groundhog Day 2012 (Pend Oreille County, WA)
                                 Groundhog Day Accuracy Records for Pend Oreille County
 
  2019 Snowy DID NOT see her shadow, but instead of an early spring, we got snow and Arctic air!  * Accuracy Score: Very Poor! 
  2018 Snowy DID NOT see her shadow, but winter weather intensified & persisted into spring * Accuracy Score: Poor    
  2017 Snowy DID see her shadow and winter did indeed continue  *  Accuracy Score: Excellent
  2016 Snowy DID NOT see her shadow and the 2nd half of winter was mild  *  Accuracy Score: Excellent
  2015 Snowy DID NOT see her shadow and winter was a no-show during the 2nd half of the season  *  Accuracy Score: Excellent
  2014 We were in between prairie dogs, so we used the cat - YIKES  *  Accuracy Score: Very Bad!
  2013 Nippy DID NOT see his shadow and there was very little additional snow  *  Accuracy Score: Excellent
  2012 Nippy DID (sort of) see his shadow and we did get several more weeks of winter weather  *  Accuracy Score:  Excellent 
  2011 Nippy DID NOT see his shadow, but normal winter weather continued  *  Accuracy Score: Poor 

 
  LEGEND:  If shadow IS visible, then legend has it that winter will continue * If shadow is NOT visible, then expect an early spring!


 ~ In Loving Memory of "Shadow" the Groundhog ~

Shadow was featured in the very first Televised Groundhog Day Ceremony in Spokane on February 2, 1999

Shadow was donated to our Weather Van Educational Program in 1998 by Bill Deeley, the President and Caretaker of the
Famous Punxsutawney Phil.  He was an actual offspring of Punxsutawney Phil, and the school kids just loved him!  
Shadow was only with us for a short time before he prematurely died of liver disease, a common aliment in wild Woodchucks.