Forget the groundhog, weather expert says

The Salinas Californian, February 2013

For more than 125 years, the world has held its collective breath every Feb. 2 as a six-pound rodent from Punxsutawney, Pa., predicts the weather. While Punxsutawney Phil has gained a national celebrity usually reserved for television stars, real weather experts say the groundhog’s predictions are hogwash.