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Weather Prediction

Is Punxsutawney Phil Too Big to Fail?

Seamus McKiernan | Posted 05.25.2013 | Comedy
Seamus McKiernan

Punxsutawney Phil, the famous Pennsylvania groundhog, was indicted on federal charges of fraud Monday, a culmination of a two-month-long inquiry into the groundhog's now-debunked prediction that spring was "right around the corner."

Of Interest to Government, Commerce, and the Public: The Weather Service

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Kate Kelly

Before the telegraph, there was no good method for communicating information about the weather in a timely fashion.