Way to do us proud, Wiarton Willie! You say spring is coming sooner rather than later and I say bring it on! Spring can’t come soon enough, as far as I’m concerned. My feet are cold, damn it.
Unfortunately, it would seem that Willie only has a success rate of 37% in his predictions, which apparently puts him a full 2% behind the usual 39% accuracy rate for groundhog weather prediction.
You may scoff at my noting this underachievement. “What is two measly percent?” you say. But consider that this is binary weather prediction: early spring or no early spring? One would hope that if this is the prediction method we are going to use, there would be a success rate of at least 50%.
Then again, maybe there’s something to be said for optimistic rodents. Because true or not, the idea that spring could be only six weeks away makes me want to do a little dance.