What was that Phil?

Happy Groundhog’s Day!
If you haven’t heard by now, the most popular groundhog in the US has declared his forecast, on this second day of February …

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My faithful followers I clearly see,
a perfect clear shadow of me,
6 more weeks of Winter it shall be.

WINTER

That’s right – six more weeks of Winter if you believe the little guy. Although he’s been wrong before, and some folks are DONE with deep freeze this season. Some parts of the country are seeing the trees fill in with green leaves and daffodils popping up early. What do you think?

Here are some fun facts about the nation’s furry friend:

1. Yes, Punxsutawney Phil is the only true weather forecasting groundhog. The others are just imposters.

2. There has been only one Punxsutawney Phil. Punxsutawney Phil gets his longevity from drinking “groundhog punch” (a secret recipe). One sip, which is administered every summer at the Groundhog Picnic, gives him seven more years of life.

3. On February 2nd, Phil comes out of his burrow on Gobbler’s Knob, in front of thousands of faithful followers from all over the world, to predict the weather for the rest of the winter.

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4. According to legend, if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather. If he does not see his shadow, there will be an early spring.

5. No, Punxsutawney Phil’s forecasts are not made in advance by the Inner Circle. After Phil emerges from his burrow on February 2nd, he speaks to the Groundhog Club President in Groundhogese. His proclamation is then translated for the world.

6. The celebration of Groundhog Day began with the Germans, Pennsylvania’s earliest settlers. They brought with them the legend of Candlemas Day, which states “For as the sun shines on Candlemas day, so far will the snow swirl in May…”. The settlers found that groundhogs were plentiful and were the most intelligent and sensible animal to carry on the legend of Candlemas Day.

7. Punxsutawney held its first Groundhog Day in the 1800’s. The first official trek to Gobbler’s Knob made on February 2nd, 1887.

8. So the story goes, Punxsutawney Phil was named after King Phillip. Prior to being called Phil, he was called Br’er Groundhog.

We are prepped and ready for 6 more weeks of Winter here at Classic. Even if that six weeks turns into two and Spring comes in like the Lion she claims to be, we’re ready. Like we always say, off season is our season, so bring it on. Guess what our forecast is for tomorrow? Freezing, with a chance of ice and snow. Thanks Phil.

Photo Credits:
Menomonie High
Washington Post
CBS News
PBS

What was that Phil?

The More The Better!

More snow?! That’s all we’ve been hearing this week. More snow to come for the East Coast.

Of course our view is from balmy 50+ degree South Seattle. What side of the fence are you on? Either the school kid who looks out the window and immediately thinks of screaming down snowy hills in anything that will act as a sled or the responsible parent who knows it’s better to shovel NOW versus when we need to get the car out of the driveway.

Yeah, if your side is more of the kid’s then we know that MORE SNOW is really MORE FUN!

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BRAAAAAAAAP On!

The More The Better!

Peephole Driving – Easy Solution!

It’s not the same!

Waking up to snow days just isn’t the same to us adults as it is to our kids. A quick scream of “SNOOOOOW” from down the hallway can send our own eyes scrambling to see “Just how covered IS the car?”  and right into the tailspin of the –  “That’s going to take another 15 minutes to scrape!!” Like you have another 15 minutes to spare in the morning after hitting the snooze button for the last ten minutes.

It’s a Winter trend. And one that most people won’t admit to, but most are also guilty of. Peephole driving. Yep, that little eye-level portion of your windshield that gets scraped off leaving the rest of your snow, frost or ice-pack to melt away via your car’s overworked defrosters.

PeepHoleDrivingDid you know that in some states, you can be slapped with a hefty fine? It is a summary traffic violation to drive with any ice or snow “which materially obstructs, obscures or impairs the driver’s clear view of the highway or intersecting highway,” says Trooper Adam Reed, public information officer of the Pennsylvania State Police. This applies to the front, back and side windows, and the fine for violation totals over $110 after mandatory costs.

Source: http://newpittsburghcourieronline.com/2014/01/12/peephole-driving-in-winter-can-be-very-dangerous/

10-003-012101-00hLuckily we have a quick solution – our Auto Windshield Cover!

– Keeps frost, snow and ice off the windshield
– Saves time after a snowfall, frost or ice
– Attaches with two click-close straps that run through the inside of the vehicle
– Easy and fast installation
– Anti-theft design—ends secure in doors
– Helps protect vehicle interior against UV damage and fading
-Folds and zips into a compact attached storage case
-One-year limited warranty

 

So the next time Jack Frost pays you a visit – cover up those windows the night before and wake up with the same enthusiasm as kids do on a snow-day. Or you can enjoy those last 10 minutes of hitting your snooze button.

 

 

 

 

Peephole Driving – Easy Solution!