Buckeye Chuck, Ohio's favorite weather-predicting groundhog, will emerge from his hibernation this morning (February 2) to declare if winter is here to stay or if spring is right around the corner. For the first time in its 41-year history, the annual event will be virtual, with a live broadcast beginning at 7 a.m.
For anyone hoping to see signs of spring sooner rather than later, cross your fingers and pray to the groundhog gods for a cloudy Tuesday morning.
A native of Marion, Buckeye Chuck has been the state's official groundhog since 1979 after a proclamation from the Ohio legislature. Each year, the beloved Buckeye emerges from his den to fulfill his civic duty.
Unfortunately, the pandemic is keeping Buckeye Chuck from meeting his fans in-person, but you can watch it all live by clicking here for the virtual event. Rickk