SIBERIAN BEAR REPORT - '18

groundhog
GROUNDHOG DAY UPDATE -
Go To The Most Recent Comment For Updates On Weather Prognostications Of Hibernating Critters...
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North Murkuns eagerly awaiting this year's forecast of an early Spring/continued Winter.

Reports are that snow persons in many communities have been doused with gasoline and snow shovels are piled high.
The snow persons & shovels will be set ablaze in the event that the local marmot meteorologist proclaims Winter's end.

Groundhog Day, the only day of the year named for an animal, is the highest, most eagerly anticipated & festive day of the entire year!

It marks the last vestige of the prior year/Christmas Season.
In the Old Church Calendar, Feb. 2 is the Feast of The Purification of The Virgin/Candlemas.

It is at this time of year that weather patterns begin to shift.
Northerly patterns which bring high pressure & clear cold weather begin to give way to more Southerly patterns bringing low pressure, warmer temps, clouds & often heavy wet Spring snows.
This change was noted by ol' time weather watchers.
If the change occurred at mid-Winter, it indicated the change had begun & Spring would arrive early.
Hence the old weather saw -

'If Candlemas Day dawn fair and clear,
Expect two Winters in the year.
If Candlemas brings clouds and rain,
Go Winter and come not again.'

Reports from whistlepigs 'round North Murka will be coming in shortly.
This blog will keep y'all informed of events as they occur...

popcorn...drinking

cowboy

Comments (72)

I remember seeing that film, starring Bill Murray, many years ago cool
Yes! Love that movie! applause
FLASH!
THIS JUST IN!

Punxsutawney Phil has seen his shadow thus predicting six more weeks of Winter!
frustrated

In a related item, Phil & his handlers were immediately taken into protective custody by Pennsylvania State Police who then exchanged gunfire with the crowd that had suddenly morphed from festive to fearsome!
devil...hole

cowboy
laugh

Yah. Nice movie.
Now, if you two don't mind, I'm tryin' to do some sciencey shit here!
Sheesh! roll eyes

cowboy
Apologies Mic bowing bowing

Don't let us interfere with your sciencey shit cool
BREAKING NEWS -

Staten Island Chuck (New York's official meteorological marmot) has announced an early Spring for the Big Apple!

Pennsylvania travel agents report surge in trips being planned to New York!

The tally...
cold 1
cool 1

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Apology accepted Molly! comfort
snooty snooty snooty

Let's get out of here, Molly! mumbling


laugh
FROM CANADA -

Quebec's Fred la Marmotte has announced Early Spring!

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cool....2
grin
Nah Mimi, that would be going too easy on him grin
FROM BELOW THE MASON-DIXON LINE -

General Beauregard Lee of Lilburn, GA proclaimed six more weeks of Winter.
BTW - The Generation is credited with being Murka's Most Accurate weather whistlepig...94%!
wow

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cool....2
sad

cowboy
Callistee
In my country they go to the zoo to see whether the bears will see their shadow. If they don't, it means that the winter will soon come to an end. However, the workers at the zoo say that bears who live in the zoo aren't very reliable in predicting the weather, because they have enough food the whole winter, so in order to have a better forecast, one should go to the mountain forest and look for a wild bear. uh oh
MORE FROM THE SOUTH -

AL GORE has emerged from his mansion and announced...
600 years of warmth.

Thank you for that input, environmentAL.
Big surprise there. No one could've seen THAT coming. roll eyes

cold...2
cool...2
Impending extinction level event...1 yawn
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cowboy
wave
Thank you for that report, 'stee! cheers

So.
Have any survivors...er...I mean researchers brought in reports from the wild bear observations?
uh oh

cowboy
nonsmoker
Was there a movie made about this. professor
CANADIAN LAND BEAVERS CONCUR!

Shubenacadie Sam of Nova Scotia says Early Spring!

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cool....3
grin

cowboy
Yes. I b'lieve a movie was made 'bout this...



cowboy
Albino Wiarton Willie from Ontario...cold

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cool...3
sad

cowboy
nonsmoker
No not a movie about a groundhog roll eyes
One about a man trying to do sciencey stuff gets distracted by women tip hat
Men shouldn't get so easily distracted shimmy
giggle giggle giggle
Callistee
@miclee

The observation of bears should take place on February, 15th, but something tells me that they will stick to the ones in the zoo again. laugh
Huh? Someone say sumthin'
confused

dunno

Anyway...
Not trending well, y'all!
Sun Prairie Jimmy...cold

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crying

daydream Looks like it's gonna be Winter Cold & Snow for another six weeks.
lightbulb I should get me something warm to get me through this.
And cuddly. Yeah. Something warm & cuddly oughta keep me distracted for six weeks or so....hug

cowboy
That make a lot of sense, 'stee!

I imagine it's BECAUSE they observe the zoo bears that they'll be able to AGAIN observe bears.
If y'all are following my line of reasoning here.

cowboy
Callistee
@miclee

That's so true! laugh

However, in order to get more accurate scientific results, I think that the observers should sacrifice something and try their luck with wild bears! laugh
Callistee wave

You and Mick have same hair colour!! applause giggle
Yes 'stee. It is important to maintain the integrity of one's research.
And doing research in the wild preserves one's integrity.

On the other hand, not getting killed by ornery, hungry research subjects awakening from hibernation is good also.

Perhaps y'all's researchers could arrive at an acceptable (and healthy) compromise.

1) Do highly credible research on wild subjects in their natural environment.
2) Select research subjects which are more docile than bears and, ideally, considerably smaller than the researchers.
You know. Like a groundhog...groundhog
grin

cowboy
LATE BREAKING!!



This Bolshevik critter looks like a Ruskie hat in progress, but it's come through with...EARLY SPRING!!
applause

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Granted, that's not a clear cut victory for Spring; it's only a tie.
And there's evidence those ol' Comm'nusts might've bribed whatever that Ruskie thing is.
But I guess a questionable tie is better'n flat out condemned to six more weeks of white frozen hell.

Gotta with what we got sigh

cowboy
Mic good morning.

Did you read the report?

Anyways have a surprising ground hog day. cheering
@ 'stee
I've heard of a paper published by a researcher who made the sacrifice to observe wild bears breaking hibernation.

professor
"The Correlation Of Sun On Critters Breaking Hibernation and Weather Prognostications"
- By Claude Balls

wow

cowboy
Hey Mic, don't give up on spring just yet! The accuracy of the groundhog forecasting that we will have another 6 wks of winter is only 39%. I like the odds! laugh
rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing
confused

writing....wow

SIXTY-ONE PERCENT CHANCE OF SPRING!!
I like your thinkin' Jim cheers

Honestly though, General Beauregard Lee bothers me.
They claim NINETY-FOUR PERCENT ACCURACY for that damned nay-saying Rebel Whistlepig.
Stupid Confederate rodent...mumbling

cowboy
Hi Michelle,. Dang I thought with Global warming we would see a early spring. laugh
Callistee
@MiMiArt

wave

That's true and - we are both Aquarius. handshake

@miclee

I cannot argue with that, but people tend to keep their traditions... sigh

What do you think - how many groundhogs should be observed in order to get accurate data? confused
Michelle?!
Gimme a break, Wen! shimmy...lips

cowboy
Yes 'tees.
People certainly can become entrenched in tradition.

I'm really not seeing a big problem with getting researchers to switch from bears to groundhogs.
It's a simple matter of attrition.
The groundhog rresearchers will have long and productive careers...influencing future generations of researchers.

The bear researchers will likely have significantly less influence on researchers in the future...
they having been, you know...sad flower violin

Aquarius Uber Alles, 'tees handshake

cowboy
It is sometimes claimed that, 'The bears are more afraid of us than we are of them'.
We (and presumably the researchers) should wear little bells so we/they won't come upon them suddenly and startle them.

This may work better with the smaller & less aggressive black bears than, say, grizzly bears, polar bears & Kodiak Bears.

Black & grizzly bears both live in Western Murka.
The story goes, 'You can tell black bear scat from grizzly bear scat; no little bells in black bear scat'.
sad flower...violin

cowboy
Mic,. rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing that's really funny. Oh yes and I've heard play like your Dead. Either way you are in there hands. laugh
BeaPatient
What cute little animals.
Do they bite?
Mic. I just seen that,. Michelle don't know how that happened.

Very sorry sure didn't mean it. handshake
Yankee4you: "Dreams"(meet us in the poems)

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