The groundhog (Marmota monax), also known as a woodchuck, is a rodent of the family Sciuridae, belonging to the group of large ground squirrels known as marmots.
Punxsutawney Phil, ” the pleasantly plump Pennsylvania marmot”, screwed the pooch again this year. From AccuWeather, “Major nor’easter threatens to halt travel from DC to Boston”.
A major nor’easter threatens to shut down travel due to heavy snow and strong winds from Washington, D.C., to New York City and Boston early this week. Blizzard conditions will develop in part of the northeastern United States.
A storm will first continue to bring snow and travel problems in the Midwest through Monday.
A new storm will rapidly strengthen and track within a couple of hundred miles of the east coast of the U.S. spanning Monday night to Tuesday night.