Groundhogs Split on Predictions

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The groundhogs can’t seem to agree on whether they’ll be an early spring or six more weeks of winter.

At a ceremony from Gobbler’s Knob in Pennsylvania, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, meaning we can expect six more weeks of winter. Phil’s prediction last year also called for six more weeks of winter.

In Marion, Ohio Buckeye Chuck failed to see his shadow meaning we will start to see some early spring weather.

After what’s predicted in our forecast for the rest of this week let us hope that Chuck is correct.

Nichole Hannahs
Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.