You may think that this is a bit off topic, but today is Groundhog day and Candlemas.
I always liked this bit of weather lore even it is total rubbish.
If Candlemas Day be fair and bright,
Winter will have another flight.
But if Candlemas Day bring clouds and rain,
Winter is gone and won’t come again.
If Candlemas Day be mild and gay,
Go saddle your horses, and buy them hay
But if Candlemas Day be stormy and black
It carries the winter away on its back.
The film Groundhog day has always been one of my favourites, perhaps its because it's about an old curmudgeon TV weather presenter played by Bill Murray. Here are a couple of quotes from the it courtesy of IMDB that still make me smile for some reason...