Our favourite groundhog, has made his prediction for 2020 and Shubenacadie Sam says that we’re in for six more weeks of winter! Sam is the first groundhog in North America to make a prediction for 2020. His fellow groundhogs in North America will make their’s about an hour later.
— Shubenacadie Sam (@ShubenacadieSam) February 2, 2020
This will come as unwelcome news in Nova Scotia as winter has dragged on for the last few months. Today’s event had been cancelled to the public in due to a winter storm that closed the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park.
I am very disappointed to have to cancel my big event on Sunday. Safety first for the public, staff, volunteers and myself. I will still be predicting at 8am so tune in to my social media or webcam: https://t.co/L0GqPHWawr pic.twitter.com/xy9scVTLfL
— Shubenacadie Sam (@ShubenacadieSam) January 31, 2020
Tradition says that if the groundhog sees their shadow after coming out of their hole on Groundhog Day there will be six more weeks of winter. If they don’t see their shadow, we are in for an early spring.