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Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring

There are 3 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Feb 2, 2011, titled Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

To the relief of the winter-weary, the world's most famous groundhog predicted an early spring today.

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Hopkins, MN

#1 Feb 2, 2011
Good deal. If he didn't I did not want to drive all that way to sqaush that furry beast because I am tired of winter already and need to see some better weather.

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Feb 2, 2011
Someone needs to sit down with Phil and explain to him that global warming has ruined his gig. Then, tell him to move to Minnesota, get a diagnosis as a victim and live off the system.

United States

#3 Feb 2, 2011
Data from the Stormfax Almanac's data shows that Phil's six-week prognostications have been correct 39 percent of the time.

Phil does a shade poorer when you check his performance against actual weather outcomes since 1969, when the accuracy of weather records is less in question, said Tim Roche, a meteorologist at Weather Underground. From 1969 on, Phil's overall accuracy rate drops to 36 percent.

Amazing. I would even trust a weather guy before trusting the groundhog. Even a coin flip would give you better accuracy.

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