The stuffed groundhog and puppet made their forecast on an overcast Groundhog Day at Wehr's dam.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
The "groundhogs" have spoken. After a trip down the Jordan Creek in South Whitehall, Yahdee and Lee whispered to their handlers what everyone was hoping to hear -- Spring is around the corner! But don't plant your garden too early, they said. They predicted that the Lehigh Valley will see some snow and ice before Spring's early arrival. In keeping with Pennsylvania Dutch tradition, Grundsau Lodge No. 16 in Orefield hosted the Groundhog Day event at 7 a.m. along the Jordan Creek. Spectators and media crews were on hand as members of the lodge, some in top hats, sang in Pennsylvania Dutch and awaited the prognostication. Not to undermine Punxsutawney Phil, but Yahdee and Lee's prediction differed from that famous groundhog's prediction. Lee …
Temperatures are expected to be in the 40s on Groundhog Day as Yahdee and Lee take their trip down Jordan Creek and make their prognostication.
Looks like "groundhogs" Yahdee and Lee will be in a raft, rather than on a sled, on Thursday, Feb. 2 -- Groundhog Day -- when they take their trip down Jordan Creek to Wehr's dam and make their prognostication on Spring. Mother Nature is expected to cooperate this year as Grundsau Lodge No. 16, formed to preserve the traditions of the Pennsylvania Dutch, hosts its Groundhog Day event at 7 a.m. at Wehr's dam at Covered Bridge Park, South Whitehall. According to the National Weather Service, it will be cloudy, with highs near 47 degrees. There is a slight chance of rain, but not until 10 a.m. Patch told you earlier this week about the Groundhog Day event, which will feature songs in Pennsylvania Dutch dialect. The big attractions are "…