Monday, February 22nd 2021, 10:50 am - The results are in, but the vote isn't unanimous
We're a month into what will surely be a memorable year. And while winter has settled in across the nation, many homebound Canadians have been asking an age-old question:
Will spring be here soon?
Groundhog Day 2021 puts the answer to that question in the tiny hands of furry prognosticators across Canada and the U.S. as we turn to everyone's favourite forecasting rodents to find out if we're in for an early taste of spring, or if it will be better to hibernate through the next six weeks.
The holiday is a popular tradition celebrated in North America on February 2. According to folklore, if the groundhog sees its shadow, it will be scared and return to its burrow. That translates to a forecast of six more weeks of winter on the way. Under cloudy skies, the groundhog stays out to visit, suggesting we'll see an early spring.
To see what your local groundhog predicts this year, keep scrolling.
Shubenacadie Sam: EARLY SPRING
Sam did NOT see her shadow this stormy morning in Nova Scotia, signalling an early spring.