Alberta's weather prognosticator did not see his shadow after emerging from his den Friday morning.
Albertan's will have an early spring according to Balzac Billy. The ground hog emerged from his den just after 8 this morning and did not see his shadow mean winter will end earlier rather than later. The folklore of Groundhog Day says if it emerges from its den and sees a shadow, then there will be 6 more weeks of winter, while no shadow means spring is not that far off. Other famous groundhogs having differing opinions this year. Wiarton Willie saw his shadow while Shubenacadie Sam in Nova Scotia says it's an early spring for the Maritimes. In the U.S. Punxsutaweny Phil sided with Willie in saying 6 more weeks of winter. ~~ Warren Affleck