- Associated Press - Monday, February 2, 2015

MARION, Ohio (AP) - Ohio’s weather-forecasting groundhog Buckeye Chuck predicts the state will see an early spring.

Buckeye Chuck did not see his shadow at 7:39 a.m. Monday, signaling that spring will come soon for Ohioans.

The Marion Star reports (https://ohne.ws/166G6KK ) local officials say Chuck is accurate about 75 percent of the time. The groundhog has predicted an early spring in Ohio for five years in a row.

About 40 people attended Marion’s Groundhog Day ceremony Monday in north-central Ohio amid snowy and cold conditions.

Pennsylvania’s better-known Punxsutawney Phil predicted another six weeks of winter.



Legend has it that if the furry rodent sees his shadow on Feb. 2, winter will last another month-and-a-half. If he doesn’t see it, spring will come early.

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Information from: The Marion Star, https://www.marionstar.com

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