Groundhog Day: Shubenacadie Sam Predicts More Winter
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Nova Scotia's Shubenacadie Sam was the first out of his burrow to make his Groundhog Day prediction and saw his shadow, which folklore says means six more weeks of winter.

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It's Groundhog Day — the day millions of North Americans turn to weather prognosticating rodents in the hope they'll call for an early spring. And Wiarton Willie, Canada's most celebrated of all its furry forecasters is predicting an early spring.Folklore has it that if a groundhog sees its shadow on Groundhog Day it'll flee back to its burrow, heralding six more weeks of winter, and if it doesn't, it means spring's just around the corner. Willie did not see his shadow this morning.On the East Coast, Nova Scotia's Shubenacadie Sam was the first out of his burrow this morning to make his prediction to a worldwide audience via webcam, and sadly for those hoping for an early spring, the pride of Shubenacadie did see his shadow.