Wisconsin groundhogs predict early spring

Published On: Feb 02 2013 02:24:39 PM CST
SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) -

Wisconsin's groundhog prognosticators say spring is right around the corner.

In Sun Prairie, Jimmy the Groundhog did not see his shadow Saturday morning, predicting an early spring. Jimmy's handlers say the groundhog has an 80 percent accuracy rating. The Sun Prairie Fire Department escorted Jimmy to Cannery Square Plaza for the Groundhog Day event.

In Milwaukee, a groundhog named Wynter crawled cautiously from her indoor shelter at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Curator Alex Waier says a shadow means six more weeks of winter, no shadow means spring is on the way. The verdict? No shadow was spotted under overcast skies.

Waier says Wynter is also predicting the San Francisco 49ers by 10 over the Baltimore Ravens in Sunday's Super Bowl.