Georgia’s Groundhog Gen. Beauregard Lee sees shadow despite 60 degree temperatures

Georgia’s own groundhog Gen. Beauregard Lee emerged from his new home at the Dauset Trails Nature center in Jackson Georgia and declared through his proxies that he had seen his shadow.

According to Groundhog Day lore, this means six more weeks will be tacked on to winter.

However, the good general’s prognostications should be taken with a grain of salt. Despite his previous owners at the Yellow River Game Ranch’s declaration that he is 94 percent accurate, he has missed some major calls in the past.

In 1993, Lee predicted an early spring, and Georgia instead was hit with a blizzard. In 2014 he predicted an early spring, despite Snowpocalypse occurring just days earlier. A second ice storm hit Georgia Feb. 12 of that year.

Temperatures today and tomorrow are expected to be in the 60s, giving Georgians spring-like weather for the Super Bowl.

Elsewhere in the country, Punxsutawney Phil, the popular weather prognosticator in Pennsylvania did not see his shadow and is predicting an early spring.

If you want to know more about Gen. Beauregard Lee, or if you were unaware that the Peach State had its own groundhog, you can follow him on Twitter below.

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