I knew we were in for 6 more weeks of winter, and even wrote that on my Modern Homesteader page, but now that is confirmed:
Most local groundhogs did not see their shadows on Groundhog Day 2010, even though the most famous one of all did. Punxsutawney Phil’s Groundhog Day 2010 prediction was six more weeks of winter, as he did see his shadow.
Sprinkles last night around 5:15 pm, but didn’t amount to much. Just enough to need to cover the gennie. And despite the forecast below, it doesn’t look like rain up here today. Scattered high clouds and sunshine is what I see.
NOAA forecast discussion: “AS OF 9 AM PST TUESDAY…WITH DAYTIME HEATING COMMENCING…SCATTERED SHOWERS ARE DEVELOPING ALONG AN AREA FROM SW OF MONTEREY BAY NORTHEAST THROUGH PITTSBURG…. OTHERWISE…EXPECT THESE SHOWERS TO REMAIN FOR MUCH OF TODAY AND TONIGHT WITH THE UPPER LEVEL TROUGH MOVING OVERHEAD TODAY AND TONIGHT. PRECIP IS STILL FORECAST TO DIMINISH ON WEDNESDAY AS THE UPPER LEVEL TROUGH MOVES EAST.
AS OF NOW…THE REST OF THE FORECAST LOOKS GOOD. THE NEXT MAJOR WEATHER MAKER MOVES IN THURSDAY AND CONTINUES THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY. A GOOD SOAKING RAIN LOOKS POSSIBLE.