Groundhog Day 2013 – Weather Man Predicts Apocalypse
Puxsutawny Phil did not see his shadow this morning, meaning an early Spring. But a weatherman recently predicted not only an early Spring but also a volcano, global super storm, and Godzilla.
According to Wikipedia.org
The rodents’ forecasts are accurate 75% to 90% of the time. However, a Canadian study for 13 cities in the past 30 to 40 years found that the weather patterns predicted on Groundhog Day were only 37% accurate over that time period—a value not significant compared to the 33% that could occur by chance. According to the StormFax Weather Almanac and records kept since 1887, Punxsutawney Phil’s weather predictions have been correct 39% of the time. The National Climatic Data Center has described the forecasts as “on average, inaccurate” and stated that “The groundhog has shown no talent for predicting the arrival of spring, especially in recent years.”
But this meteorologist sees a different kind of forecast.