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Punxsutawney Phil Predicts . . . .


Punxsutawney Phil has predicted . . . six more weeks of winter!



Yep, you heard it right Punxsutawney Phil resident of Punxsutawney, PA, has seen his shadow on this fine Groundhog Day! Punxsutawney is about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. The ritual brought about 6,100 residents to a place called Gobbler’s Knob to witness the event.


It’s been reported that Punxsutawney Phil was still dressed in his Pittsburgh Steelers’ jersey from a Super Bowl party last night. This was to show his enthusiasm over the results last night.


Speaking of groundhogs I haven’t seen my own (I do have one in my backyard) but I am sure he is out and about eating and taking in a few rays since it’s a sunny day here in Denver, NC ~ Lake Norman; at least lets hope he does . . . he has six more weeks of winter!   


Happy Groundhog Day!!


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Teresa Harris is a Lake Norman Residential Real Estate Broker who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Lake Norman and surrounding counties. Please visit for your relocation and/or your local needs. The information in this post is believed to be accurate but is not guaranteed.

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Comment balloon 14 commentsTeresa Harris • February 02 2009 11:40AM


I'm definitley ready for some changes in weather. Another six weeks of winter? Let's hope Punxsutawney Phil has it completely wrong this time!

Posted by Tyson Bradley (Keller Williams Realty) over 10 years ago

Hi Teresa!  With all of the heat we have here in the Temecula Valley I was hoping for a longer winter but it was 78 here today.....P.S.  This was my late fathers favorite holiday!

Posted by Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula, Realty Works Temecula (Realty Works Temecula) over 10 years ago

Teresa.. I know all too well about the Punxsutawney Phil celebration.  I've been celebrating this day all my life.. why?  It is also my birthday.  I am celebrating my 30th birthday (cough/gag) for the 20th time.  This is why I haven't been on AR lately... friends of mine have been treating me right!!!

I'm glad Phil saw his shadow.. I LOVE winter... but lets see if he is right.

valerie osterhoudt

Posted by Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889 (Johnson Real Estate, Inc.) over 10 years ago
Teresa, Bring it on! I need 6 more weeks of ski season here in Sandpoint, Idaho. I skied fresh powder / fresh tracks all morning! ...hence my motto: SKI WITH ME BEFORE YOU BUY!
Posted by Kent Anderson, from Schweitzer to the Lake (Coldwell Banker Realty-Schweitzer Mountain, Sandpoint, Idaho) over 10 years ago

Tyson: Thanks for stopping by! Maybe you should move further south i.e.: North Carolina maybe the Charlotte/Lake Norman area. I know a great REALTOR there!!!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) over 10 years ago

Jane: Was your father from PA or somewhere close in the New England states?? I understand up in that area Groundhog Day is a huge celebration. It was like 28-30 degrees here this morning (the radio says one temp and my car says another) but it did warm-up some because the sun was out.  


Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) over 10 years ago

Valerie: HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL!! I wish we were close enough to go out and have a drink. Hopefully, someday! I hope you are going to blog about your birthday celebration. I was wondering where you were hiding. I am going over to you blog to see if you posted anything about it. Okay, I must ask and I promise I will not tell....just how old are you?!?!?!?!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) over 10 years ago

Kent: Thanks for stopping by but.....I am jealous!!!! You lucky duck. Just ski safely.

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) over 10 years ago

Teresa- They have groundhog day in Minnesota and it is a time when people talk about how much longer Winter will be. For people that live in Las Vegas, Nevada, we hardly have a Winter at all. By the time it gets cold, the hot weather is back.

Last weekend it was around 70-75 degrees, these type of temps in the Midwest are Spring & early Summer days. I hope it warms up for you soon Teresa and your blog is featured at: ACTIVERAIN GOSSIP

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) over 10 years ago

Yeah, More winter! We are just getting ready for our real winter, even though we had a good one so far.


Posted by Johnathan Mullaney, Broker, Flagstaff Real Estate (Village Land Shoppe) over 10 years ago

Robert: Thanks for coming by and THANK YOU for the feature! We had snow here last night and the kids were out of school today. This morning it was around 17 degrees and the high was around 32 degrees. It's 20 degrees now so I choose to believe that my backyard groundhog saw his shadow and so he's on target.

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) over 10 years ago

Johnathan: Thanks for coming by! Stay warm my friend!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) over 10 years ago

We are now experiencing some winter (at least for us) down in the south east.  Yesterday it did not get out of the 30's and for me... that's misery.  Today is supposed to get up to 48, for me, still BRRRRRRRR!.  But by Saturday we are going to see mid 60's with sunshine.  My sister in law in Minot ND says we don't even have winter.  That's why I live in the south.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 10 years ago

we have been in the mid 60's to mid 70's over the past few days.. I'll take this over cold any time.

Posted by Roland Woodworth, Q Realty - Power In Real Estate (Q Realty) over 10 years ago