Wednesday is Groundhog Day and that means some animals will be predicting the weather for us!
There are two notable events that happen locally every year on Groundhog Day. Raleigh remained virtual for its celebration this year due to COVID, but Garner held an in-person event.
Raleigh's Groundhog Day celebration
Sir Walter Wally saw his shadow, which means six more weeks of winter.
The announcement was preceded by a presentation about the history of Groundhog Day and facts about these amazing rodents.
"Our groundhog showed its shadow, which unfortunately means six more weeks of winter," announced Raleigh City Council member Nicole Stewart. "I'm going to hope that our groundhogs are wrong and that we get an early spring but for now, today's prediction is six more weeks of winter.
Garner's Groundhog Day celebration
Apex's Groundhog Day celebration
In Apex, it wasn't a groundhog making the prediction on the winter weather sticking around. Sylvia, the Apex Armadillo, also saw his shadow at the Apex Depot on Wednesday.
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