As the revelries in Pittsburgh died down last night, a crowd of 13,000 gathered 65 miles northeast of the Super Bowl champions’ city to wait for the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil to predict how longer the winter will last. If the groundhog does not see its shadow, myth has it that spring will come early, an event that has only taken place 15 times since 1887. Sadly, the massive rodent cast a shadow and thus unknowingly predicted that winter will last another six weeks.
Bwog is wary of daring to question Phil’s prediction, but for the optimists out there, today’s weather would suggest that perhaps there’s been a fluke. See for yourself and join your squinting classmates on Low Steps as they wander outside into the sun for the first time since October.