Each year, many eyes turn to the famous Punxsutawney Phil to see if it will see its shadow or not. According to folklore, if it sees its shadow...then there will be 6 more weeks of Winter. If it does not see its shadow, then there's suppose to be an early Spring. This year (2013), the famous ground hog did NOT see its shadow...so, believers are prepping for an early Spring.
Yet, how accurate is Punxsutawney's forecasts? According to stormfax.com, the groundhog only has a 39% accuracy rate...not very high. As a matter of fact, last year, Punxsutawney did see its shadow...so folks were expecting a prolonged Winter. That forecast was a bust since 2012 goes in the history books as the 4th warmest Winter on record in the U.S.