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Groundhog doesn’t see shadow, forecasts early spring

We'll take six more weeks of this

This is the day each year when groundhogs are cast as soothsayers, rodent prognosticators charged with divining whether we’re destined to spend six more weeks in winter’s frigid, snowy grip. Thing is, snow has pretty much been a no-show, with just under 9 inches total so far in Boston (although some is forecast for Sunday). It’s the second straight year with snowfall so measly it wouldn’t come close to measuring up to a groundhog.

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