WINTER PREDICTION: Groundhog Day Approaches

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Saturday we’ll learn, from a rodent, how many more weeks of winter we’ll have to endure.

Groundhog Day festivities begin at the High Life Lounge in downtown Des Moines at 6:00 a.m. Polk County Paula will make her annual prediction on whether there will be six more weeks of winter or an early spring. She’ll make that prognostication at daybreak which is around 7:30 a.m. Breakfast will be served all morning and live music begins around 10:00 a.m.

Polk County Paula isn’t the only Iowa rodent making a prediction about when spring will arrive. Chubbers will make his prediction for winter Saturday in Fort Dodge.

The event starts at 7:00 a.m. and the groundhog ceremony is being held at 7:30 a.m. at City Hall.

Chubbers is a groundhog from Oleson Park. Last year, he saw his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter.

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