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Happy #GroundhogDay! Winter Tornado Storms Remind Me Of Groundhog Day…And In Disasters That Is Not A Good Thing! #SMEM

February 2, 2013
Tornadoes in January? Indeed…a wide area of the central and southeast US faced this unusual threat as an approaching cold front clashed with unusually warm air.

Tornadoes in January? Indeed…a wide area of the central and southeast US faced this unusual threat as an approaching cold front clashed with unusually warm air.

When that massive storm tore through the Southeast and parts of the Midwest early this week I thought – wow, this is just like Groundhog day!  This incredible storm flipped cars on the interstate, demolished homes and businesses, killed at least one person, injured over 20 and left tens of thousands without power.

The National Weather Service confirmed 46 tornadoes (EF 0 – EF 3) touched down in eleven states with the highest winds recorded in Georgia 160 mph – in January!!! The déjà vu moment was remembering the same thing happened last year, only it was a bit later in the year, March and April …Yup Groundhog day!

And of course, with today being Groundhog Day – who could resist the reference. Groundhog Day is celebrated on February 2 in Punxsutawney, Pa. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will continue for six more weeks.

BTW – in case you were wondering, this morning the groundhog did not see his shadow so spring will come early…

BTW – in case you were wondering, this morning the groundhog did not see his shadow so purportedly  spring will come early…

😉

www.weather.gov

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/post/groundhog-day-2013-no-shadow-for-punxsutawney-phil-so-springsaround-the-corner/2013/02/02/34e6e620-6c9c-11e2-bd36-c0fe61a205f6_blog.html

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