Groundhog Day traces its roots back to the ancient Candlemas Day celebrated on February 2, when Christians would take their candles to church to have them blessed.
The town commemorates the day with a big celebration. And Groundhog Day, the 1993 film, is such a wonderful, well-told story.
The Groundhog Day 2019 results are in, and with extremely cold temperatures polar vortex-ing across much of the U.S., they could not have come at a better time.
According to lore, that means an early spring is expected this year.
Groundhog Day is Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019.
Arsenal defender Sokratis ruled out for a month
Maybe he's broken [his cheek or jaw] but I hope not. 'I'm happy because I think our work is good, but the result is bad. Earlier in the contest Sokratis landed awkward after an aerial dual with Jesse Lingard and was forced off.
But regardless of the result, the spring equinox is set for March 20, whether or not any of the groundhogs see their shadows. Yes, Groundhog Day is most certainly an odd tradition, but it's our tradition nonetheless.
"There is no predictive skill for the groundhog during the most recent years of the analysis", the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Centers for Environmental Information states on its website. On Candlemas, the clergy would bless and give out candles to last congregants for the rest of winter.
Handlers for Pennsylvania'smost famous prognosticating groundhog say he didn't see his shadow when the sun rose Saturday. Holding him high for the world to see, they placed Phil on the platform in front of two scrolls, each containing the prediction for either an early spring or six more weeks of winter.
The rumblings of Davis teaming up with LeBron started when he signed with LeBron's agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports Group. Indications were the friendship between Irving and James had deteriorated, and he sought to be the leader of his own team.
The Proteas Men's team will begin their campaign for a first-ever T20 World Cup title with a Super 12 meeting against India. He was dropped on 20 when he slashed Rabada to Hashim Amla, who could not hold a sharp, chest-high chance.
But Spurs have made a decision to not pursue a deal despite the injury to Harry Kane keeping the England captain out until March. Michy Batshuayi joined Valencia during the summer on a season-long loan deal but the player has failed to impress in Spain.
The NFL received much criticism for the blown call in the days after the game by the Saints, fans and others within the league. US District Judge Susie Morgan has heard initial arguments and both sides have now entered into talks.
Earlier on Tuesday, Geng warned Washington in a statement to stop its campaign against Chinese enterprises, including Huawei. US commerce secretary Ross said in a statement the charges were "wholly separate" from US-China trade negotiations.
As part of the standoff between the world's two biggest economies, Washington imposed tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese imports. Beijing hit back with duties on virtually every product it buys from the United States, about $110 billion in goods annually.
The current projection is calling for potential lows on Tuesday night at 22 to 27 below with wind chills as low as 50 below. The winds are picking up too SE 7-17 miles per hour , so snow and blowing snow will be problematic all day... be careful.
Earlier this week, Ariana Grande debuted a new tattoo which was supposed to say "Seven Rings " in Japanese . She chose to have it inked not in English, but Japanese , but it unfortunately let to a botch-up.
Doncic tallied a career-high 35 points in the win, adding 12 points and 10 assists for his second triple-double this season. Wesley Matthews of the Dallas Mavericks is now the first and only undrafted player to nail 1,500 career 3-pointers.
A permanent move away would make sense for the Belgian, however, we have failed with some transfers going on to become big names. As things stand, it looks like Batshuayi will have to decide between Real Betis and West Ham.
Nintendo delays mobile game 'Mario Kart Tour' until summer
Nintendo Co.'s October-December profit totaled 104.2 billion yen ($956 million), up from 83.7 billion yen a year earlier. Nintendo has announced a new partnership with LINE to produce new mobile games, and the first of these will be Dr.
Luke Walton gives update on LeBron and Rondo return date
The latest drama with James comes from ESPN's Brian Windhorst, who has covered James since he came into the league back in 2003. Since that game, the Lakers have gone 6-10 and fallen from the No. 4 seed in the West to two games out of the eight seed .
At least 3 deaths attributed to the extreme cold in US
The disaster declaration makes several state resources available to local governments to help them respond to the extreme cold. Pritzker declared a state of emergency , saying even a brief time outside with exposed skin can be life-threatening.