Looks like Punxsutawney Phil got it right

Figure 1 – Courtesy of Wikipedia

Punxsutawney Phil is the name of the groundhog in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, who on the 2nd of February this year, saw his own shadow and duly shot back down his hole again knowing full well that there were still six more weeks of Winter to come (fig 1).

A quick glance at the percentiles from the daily temperatures from Central England since then (fig 2), proves that Phil was absolutely right to bolt back down his hole, and miraculously for no reason other than pure chance, his forecast was correct for us even on the other side of the Atlantic.

Figure 2 – Data courtesy of the Met office

Author: xmetman

An ex-metman passionate about all things to do with weather, climate and clouds

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