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Groundhog predicts early spring, couldn't be more wrong


The deep snow has created a lot of work and some impressive piles, demonstrated above as city employee Cass Zimmer adds to a pile as high as the library's roof.

-36 reading on March 3rd is coldest ever recorded in March

Punxsutawney Phil, that precocious groundhog from Gobbler's Knob, lied to us.

On February 2nd, the flea-bitten rodent did not see his shadow, which means he "predicted" that we were in for an early spring. Boy was he wrong.

In Broadus, February 2nd was the last day of the month to see a double digit above zero low temperature. For the remaining 26 days of February, the mercury would drop to zero or below on 21 nights, with temps bottoming out at -27 on February 19th and 20th.

Along with the cold temps came the snow, and February end...

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