The National Climatic Data Center says they have tested the groundhog’s weather prediction abilities and states that Phil has “no predictive skill.”
“It really isn’t a `bright’ idea to take a measure such as a groundhog’s shadow and use it as a predictive meteorological tool for the entire United States,” the data center says on its website, helpfully if somewhat obviously.”
Gee. At least the groundhog has a 50% chance of being right. Unlike certain National Climatic Data Centers we know that are incorrect all the time.
You people are just lucky that groundhogs aren’t also doing climate change research, or you’d really have something to worry about.
Phil was not available for comment.
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