This week was Groundhog Day, and predictions for the remainder of the winter’s weather came fast and furious on national media. But which winter weather forecasters can you trust to make the most useful and hype-free predictions? The Washington Post‘s Capital Weather Gang has a good overview of sources of winter weather prognostications, including not only the groundhog but other biological predictors like woolly worm caterpillars and publications like the Old Farmer’s Almanac. Which were the most accurate? Hint: don’t bet on the hog.

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