Open Letter To A Groundhog

Dear Punxsutawney Phil,

Greetings and salutations! I hope this letter reaches you prior to your 126th shadow investigation. You may be wondering why it has taken so long to receive a letter from me.

Well, you see.  I live in Oklahoma.  You know, the place that gets the weather.  All of it. This time last year, blizzard. After that, tornadoes. And then we had the summer of sweat, sweat, and more sweat.  Somewhere in there was some kind of strange hail storm of Biblical proportions.

And then it came time for winter.

We waited.

And we waited.

No ice.  It snowed one evening and melted off before lunch the following day. It’s 61 degrees as I write this.

So if this is what the winter weather is going to look like this year, I have a favor to ask.  Could you please, pretty please, see your shadow tomorrow?  I could totally go for 6 more weeks of this.



9 thoughts on “Open Letter To A Groundhog”

  1. the weather has been so ODD this year… we’re up in the 50’s today in the Northeast.

    The forecast has only one day next week where the temps remain below freezing all day. We’re about 2 weeks into what is usually the worst of our winter and it’s behaving like out early spring… it make me a little scared what true Spring will bring.

  2. Dear Jen,

    As one of Phil’s representatives I can tell you that we’ll do what we can. I am located in Texas so that should give you a more accurate approximation of the duration of winter. Since I have already seen buds on the trees here and have in the past seen February temps hit 100F it’s not out of the question that we’ll have an early spring. I’ll let you know more tomorrow. This groundhog has an early start to the day and won’t be posting until later so you’ll have to be in suspense until then!

  3. Lol, well you got your wish. 6 more weeks!! It was 70 in VA yesterday…70 and hot. I wore my winter jacket thinking, Febuary, maybe it will be chilly, nope, it was hot, hot, hot, hot. Of course, our weather people were calling for 50-something, so you can see how I would be confused.

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