‘French Creek Freddie’ predicts early spring in W.Va.

FRENCH CREEK, Ky. — As you probably know by now, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning, and by tradition, that means six more weeks of winter.

But if you’re looking for a second opinion for Groundhog Day, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources may have what you’re looking for. “French Creek Freddie” made his own prediction for the Mountain State.

But as you can see, Freddie did have to crawl through snow to make his early spring forecast, which might cast doubt on his weather prediction skills.