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Ohio's forecasting groundhog: spring coming soon

MARION, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's weather forecasting groundhog Buckeye Chuck says spring will be here soon.

Amid a steady snowfall Sunday morning, Buckeye Chuck predicted the end of winter after he did not see his shadow.

According to The Marion Star (ohne.ws/1djNmz4), Paul James with WMRN radio says Buckeye Chuck is right "about 70 percent of the time."

Pennsylvania's better-known Punxsutawney Phil disagreed with Chuck's forecast. He saw his shadow, forecasting six more weeks of winter.

More than 150 attended the Marion Groundhog Day ceremony in north-central Ohio.

Legend has it that if the furry rodent sees his shadow on Feb. 2, winter will last another month-and-a-half. If he doesn't see it, spring will come early.

 

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