WINNIPEG – If you were hoping for an early reprieve, a local (stuffed) groundhog has some bad news for you.
Manitoba Merv saw his shadow at Oak Hammock Marsh, which means we’re in for six for weeks of winter.
Winnipeg Wyn also made her prognosticating debut and saw her shadow as well. She’s replacing Winnipeg Willow, who passed away just over a year ago.
The forecasts from other famous groundhogs were mixed: in Ontario, Wiarton Willie called for an early spring in front of a huge crowd, as did Shubenacadie Sam in Nova Scotia. In Pennsylvania, Punxatawney Phil saw his shadow, predicting a longer winter for the 103rd time out of 121 years.
Photo courtesy Oak Hammock Marsh