Manitobans could be in for another six weeks of winter, according to Manitoba's groundhog.
Manitoba Merv, a groundhog puppet at Oak Hammock Marsh, saw his shadow as he gave his prediction Thursday morning.
For the past 30 years, Manitoba Merv has almost always correctly predicted the arrival of spring-like weather, with only a few mistakes along the way.
Elsewhere, Ontario's Wiarton Willie called for an early spring, while Nova Scotia's groundhog, Shubenacadie Sam, saw her shadow.
Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Phil came out of his burrow in Gobbler's Knob and also saw his shadow.
Groundhog Day started as a German legend where if a furry rodent casts a shadow on February 2nd, winter continues for six more weeks. If not, spring comes six weeks early.
Manitoba Merv saw his shadow this morning. We have six more weeks of winter for Manitoba! pic.twitter.com/x07edw4zk1— Oak Hammock Marsh (@OakHammockMarsh) February 2, 2023