Chattanooga Chuck’s Groundhog Day Prediction

A message from Chattanooga Chuck, the Tennessee Aquarium’s foremost prognosticator for Groundhog Day:

Good morning, my friends, from the great Scenic City!

On Groundhog Day I greet you with another weather ditty.

 

You’re wondering if springtime will soon show its splendor,

Or if snow, sleet and ice will pelt us like we’re inside a blender.

 

In finding the answer, I did more than just ponder.

Toward my Animal Storm Tracking Team I did wander.

 

First to the tree frogs I went without delay

People say they call louder when rain’s on the way.

 

Next I shared a moment with a butterfly swarm.

They flutter about when the temperature warms.

 

On to the shark tank, I decided to look,

Since sharks swim deeper when rough weather’s afoot.

 

I even checked Twitter to see what’s on Miguel Wattson’s brain,

Shocking to know – If electric eels are very lively, it’s a sure sign of rain.

 

Finally, I checked with my pal, the sea urchin,

Who covers up in the sand when a storm could be lurching.

 

But this morning I laid eyes on a more familiar fellow.

I stretched, rubbed my eyes and saw my own shadow!

 

So zip up your coat before hitting the streets.

Winter’s sticking around for at least six more weeks.

 

Good morning, my friends, from the great Scenic City!

On Groundhog Day I greet you with another weather ditty.

 

You’re wondering if springtime will soon show its splendor,

Or if snow, sleet and ice will pelt us like we’re inside a blender.

 

In finding the answer, I did more than just ponder.

Toward my Animal Storm Tracking Team I did wander.

 

First to the tree frogs I went without delay

People say they call louder when rain’s on the way.

 

Next I shared a moment with a butterfly swarm.

They flutter about when the temperature warms.

 

On to the shark tank, I decided to look,

Since sharks swim deeper when rough weather’s afoot.

 

I even checked Twitter to see what’s on Miguel Wattson’s brain,

Shocking to know – If electric eels are very lively, it’s a sure sign of rain.

 

Finally, I checked with my pal, the sea urchin,

Who covers up in the sand when a storm could be lurching.

 

But this morning I laid eyes on a more familiar fellow.

I stretched, rubbed my eyes and saw my own shadow!

 

So zip up your coat before hitting the streets.

Winter’s sticking around for at least six more weeks.

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