Yesterday, as happens every year since 1886, all eyes were trained on Gobbler’s Knob in Pennsylvania for the yearly divination of the coming of spring from the foremost expert on such matters, a groundhog. Excitement grew as the time approached for Punxsutawney Phil to make his ceremonious entrance into the limelight again this year. It seemed as though the lines were split on what onlooker’s hoped would be the outcome. While there are many that have enjoyed the mild winter that most of the US seems to be having this season the buzz from most, Utahan’s included seemed to welcome more winter weeks. At the top of that list would be Utah area ski resorts. With Utah experiencing lower than average snowfall thus far in 2012 and temperatures that border on spring they can use all the time they can get this year. Resounding cheers could be heard from across the beehive state as Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow indicating 6 more weeks of winter.
While there are many that question the inherent wisdom of the pomp and circumstance that surrounds the event many wonder whether we can really trust Phil’s “word” on the subject. The Weather Channel seems to agree that Phil has a decent record of prediction. For those eager to hit the slopes in Utah this season it would seem they don’t care who makes the predictions, just that they come true and that the additional weeks bring a plethora of the “Best Snow on Earth” with them.
As a resident of Utah for nearly 10 years now I’ve appreciated the lack of winter pile ups, slow commuting and the blistering cold that I’ve experienced on more than a few cold winter nights. However, I appreciate a nice snow covered run as much as the next guy and realize that the weather we’ve been having as of late isn’t conducive to those adrenaline filled dreams. So I say bring on the extension and lets get some snow going as it’s more than over due.
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