Ground Hog Day - 6 more weeks of winter. Hey, we can do this, right? We have lots to do before boating season. I was just reading about this ground hog day thing that is so popular here in the Midwest. It's not something you really dwell on when you're living in California. You know? We never had to go South for the winter. But I sure get it now! Living in Ohio has made me more aware of the weather changes out here. I "really" understand the whole counting down to Spring. Yes, yes I do. Six more weeks. Psssst.... six more weeks regardless of whether or not he sees his shadow or not. Here is just a little background on the ground hog day experience. Stay warm and enjoy: Started in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, in 1887; tradition says that if the groundhog comes out of his hole after a long winter sleep and sees his shadow, then it is six more weeks of bad weather; if it is a cloudy, shadow-less day, then spring is near.