6 more weeks of winter confirmed by Sun Prairie rodent

Jimmy the groundhog says chilly weather to stay
Jimmy the Groundhog
Jimmy the Groundhog predicts spring's arrival every year in Sun Prairie

Groundhog Day brought out dozens of people in Sun Prairie Sunday morning, many hoping to hear a brutal Wisconsin winter will be cut short.

“It’s been so cold, I can do the snow, I can handle that. But the below zero? I don’t now if I can handle more,” said Morgan Beaden.

Beaden and others were up before the sun to get a glimpse of Sun Prairie’s groundhog Jimmy. Most of them were hoping he wouldn’t get a glimpse of his own shadow.

Sun Prairie Mayor, John Murray helped interpret what Jimmy was saying.

“Six more weeks of winter!” Murray said to the crowd.

“Well I think like anybody who’s been through this absolutely rough winter, I was hoping for an early spring. But unfortunately that wasn’t the prediction and Jimmy is never wrong,” Murray said off the stage.

“I’m a little bummed. I don’t know if I can handle it,” Beaden said.

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