Instead of listening to the constant chatter about the Super Bowl commercials these people were listening to the constant update regarding the amount of snow accumulating. And instead scooping up seven layer dip they were scooping seven inches of snow, or more! Instead of drinking beer they were drinking hot chocolate and coffee. Many were working so hard to clear the snow and keep our streets safe they never saw the Super Bowl at all. To those dedicated individuals we thank you.
For those people lucky enough to attend the Super Bowl and now want to come back to the Midwest and /or east coast, continue your celebrations. Many flights are canceled and/or delayed; you're not coming back here until we dig out. However, since many schools and businesses are closed in the Midwest and in the east you have an extra day to celebrate.
Oh and I almost forgot today is Groundhogs Day, and he saw his shadow which means six more weeks of winter didn't that little guy learned last year but he's better off staying in hiding. I think there was a bounty on his head last year I'm sure it will start again!
Let’s give a little history lesson.
Per GroundHog.org, the legend of the groundhog is a legend that goes back for centuries and centuries, with origins “clouded in the mists of time with ethnic cultures and animals awakening on specific dates.” Boiling it down, it is a day that the Groundhog (we like to call him Phil) comes out of his hole after a long winter’s sleep to look for his shadow. If he sees it, it means a dreaded six more weeks of bad weather and he says “forget this noise,” and rushes back to his hole. If the day is cloudy, and “shadowless,” it is a sign of spring and he stays above ground – ready to welcome the sunshine!