Groundhog Day is a holiday celebrated on February 2 in the United States and Canada. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early. If it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will continue for six more weeks.
Ontario’s Wiarton Willie and Nova Scotia’s prognosticating rodent Shubenacadie Sam failed to see their shadows on Thursday morning. (...) However, the predictions by the Canadian groundhogs are at odds with Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil, who is calling for six more weeks of winter.
(From The Star)