Punxsutawney Phil has been described as “Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Weather Prophet Extraordinary” and is purported to be 100% accurate in his predictions. Historical weather records show about a 65% accuracy rate, however. Groundhog fans chalk this up to misinterpretation on the part of Phil’s handlers.
NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) reports are less optimistic. “There is no predictive skill for the groundhog during the most recent years of the analysis,” according to a quote from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information in USA Today.
Last year, Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring, and was correct. Now that Phil has spoken for 2017, is your roof ready for six more weeks of winter’s cold temperatures, high winds, and precipitation? Expansion and contraction of building components as a result of winter’s temperature changes can result in damage to your roof, and leaks. Contact us – we can help.