Saturday, February 2, 2013
Groundhog Beauregard Lee, "Georgia's Own Weather Prognosticator," sees his shadow: get ready for six more weeks of winter.
Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania may have more notoriety in the groundhog-prediction game, but Gen. Beau Lee rules the business in these parts. He's been doing it for more than three decades. Stephanie Reeves, spokesperson for the Yellow River Game Ranch, reported a record crowd for this year's gathering. Well over 400 people gathered in the mid-20 degree weather, compared to an average of 150. After exploring around for a little bit, the infamous groundhog saw his shadow at 7:33 a.m. The crowd was visibly disappointed to hear about the extended winter. Dr. Flavia Mullens, the special guest of the day, said she hoped it would be a "nice winter," with a little bit of snow. "I just think there's nothing quite as special as a snowy day in …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Last year General Lee didn't see his shadow. What will happen tomorrow morning?
Groundhog Day is on Saturday, Feb. 2 this year, and fans of General Beauregard Lee will be gathering tomorrow morning to see if Brookhaven and Chamblee will see a longer winter or a soon-to-arrive spring. According to the myth, if a groundhog sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter; if he does not, spring is right around the corner. General Lee, Georgia’s furry forecaster, will make his annual weather prediction at the Yellow River Game Ranch just before 8:00 am. It's been a wacky weather week in Georgia -- 70-degree temperatures, tornadoes, and lots of rain, and in the past two weeks frigid temperatures and icy roads have been a problem. So, getting the furry forecaster's prognostication is just in time. "I think people …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Gen. Lee didn't see his shadow Thursday morning. Will we have an early spring or six more weeks of winter?
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Hundreds of people - including some from Brookhaven - visited the Yellow River Game Rance Thursday morning to see Lilburn's famous groundhog, General Beauregard Lee, make his annual weather prediction. For many among the hundreds of people gathered there Thursday morning, the trek to Yellow River Game Ranch on Groundhog Day is an annual must-do. The general didn't disappoint. Coaxed out as the Chick-fil-A cow rang a bell and onlookers shouted "Come out, Beau!," the furry guy emerged from his southern-style white mansion, darting among bushes. The crowd cheered and clapped when game ranch CEO Art Rillieg declared "no shadow." "7:35 and 40 degrees. No shadow means an early spring," Rillieg said.