Forget seeing his shadow or not, you know it's a bad when they have to drag poor little [Punxsutawney Phil] from his burrow or box. This leads me to believe that many of his human counterparts will be hiding in theirs in the coming year, for reasons as yet unspecified.
A monster arriving Down Under on [Groundhog Day - Feb. 2, 2011,] which is known of in meteorology as a "control day," is a clear warning in my view, for the Northern Hemisphere this year.
[Control day]—(Also called key day.) One of several days on which the weather is supposed (according to folklore) to provide the key for the weather of a subsequent period. The best-known of these days are in the United States, Groundhog Day (2 February.) - American Meteorological Society
Also, the latest satellite loop of this thing making landfall.
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