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Will Buckeye Chuck bring us good news?
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 4:32 PM


By Kylee Baumle

Just two more days and another January will be history! And on Saturday, we get to find out if we’re getting an early spring again this year. It’s time for Buckeye Chuck to make his annual appearance and give us his expert opinion about the weather. His cousin, Punxsutawney Phil, lives one state to our east and is the one most of the country will be watching on Feb. 2.

Buckeye Chuck is Ohio’s resident prognosticator and since 1979, holds the title of Ohio’s Official Groundhog. He’s been predicting weather since the early ’70s, but the tradition has its origins in Germany and says that if the groundhog emerges from his hole and sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather.