So according to http://earthsky.org/earth/groundhog-day-2013-how-accurate-is-punxsutawney-phil our favorite ground hog, Punxsutawney Phil is only accurate 39% of the time.
Is this just the weather people trying to feel better about themselves? What if it isn’t Phil’s accuracy that is poor, with 61% of the time incorrectly predicting weather… What if in fact it is humans reading the results wrong 100% of the time?
If you simply assume that Phil can’t tell humans, "Hey dumbasses, you have it backwards, if I don’t see my shadow that means early spring…" and flip the results you get a pretty good accuracy, in the world of weather of Phil being correct 61% of the time.
I don’t get why us humans have to be so negative.
Great job Punxsutawney Phil!