Chuckles VIII Predicts Six More Weeks of Winter

The official state groundhog predicted a longer winter.

By Stephania Jimenez
|  Saturday, Feb 2, 2013  |  Updated 12:03 PM EDT
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Chuckles VIII Predicts Six More Weeks of Winter

Chuckles VIII, the official state groundhog, predicted six more weeks of winter.

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Be sure to keep your cold weather gear handy, because you’ll be needing it for a while longer.
 
This Groundhog’s Day, the state’s official groundhog, Chuckles VIII, predicted a long winter.
 
The news got a mixed reaction from the crowd at the Lutz  Children’s Museum, who packed the building to hear the fate of the season Saturday morning.
 
“I like winter…there’s always a good chance of a snowday,” said Barbara McNamar.
 
“I like snow,” said Isabel McCoy.
 
However, others like Eric Colleran, who can’t wait to enjoy the great outdoors, were disappointed by the prediction.
 
“It’s just…boring when all these snowstorms keep happening,” said Collern.
 
This was Chuckles’ first-ever prediction as the state’s official groundhog. She was sworn in this morning by Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman.
 
If you’d like to visit Chuckles, she’s at the Lutz Children’s museum in Manchester.
 

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