Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Groundhog only human

His forecast was terrible.

Groundhog only human

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Today marks six weeks since Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, signaling six more weeks of winter.

Let's leave aside details such as precisely what part of the country would be covered by the forecast or how one would go about establishing verfication scores.

Any way you cut it, it was an awful forecast. We we got, essentially, was six more week of premature spring.

In short, the rodent's outlook was at least as bad as some of the seasonal outlooks produced by some of the best minds in meteorology.  

Inquirer Weather Columnist
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Everyone talks about the weather, and here we write about it.

When we’re around and conditions warrant, we’ll keep you updated about what’s coming, but we will do our best always to discuss weather and climate developments in context and remind you that nothing in the atmosphere happens in a vacuum.

Tony Wood has been writing about the atmosphere for The Inquirer for 26 years.

Reach Tony at twood@phillynews.com.

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