Friday is Groundhog Day and some take it very seriously

Friday is Groundhog Day.  And according to a new survey, one in five people think the groundhog is usually accurate . . . 6% watch the movie “Groundhog Day” every year to celebrate . . . and 4% say this is one of their favorite holidays.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Friday is Groundhog Day, and not just because the news makes us feel like we’re stuck in a never-ending loop of awfulness.  It’s February 2nd, which literally means it’s Groundhog Day.

shutterstock_250859194Here are some results from a new survey about the holiday . . . you might be surprised at how seriously some people take it.

1.  4.2% of people believe the groundhog ALWAYS gets his prediction right, and almost one out of five think he’s right at least two-thirds of the time.  He’s not, by the way . . . he’s only about 39% accurate, which is worse than a coin flip.
2.  6% of people watch the movie “Groundhog Day” every year to celebrate.
3.  1% have traveled to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to watch the groundhog ceremony.
4.  And 4% of people say Groundhog Day is one of their favorite holidays.

As for this year, 67% of people predicted Punxsutawney Phil would see his shadow, which means six more weeks of winter.
That 67% were correct. Phil did see his shadow Friday morning.

Here locally, Woodburn’s very own Wild Charles Winchester, aka Chuck, made his prognostication at Woodlan Junior-Senior High School.  Our local groundhog predicted the opposite of Phil. Chuck thinks were getting an early spring.