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Groundhogs Around the World: Sand Mountain Sam

Name: Sand Mountain Sam
Animal Type: Opossum
Location: Albertville, Alabama, United States
Description: Sand Mountain Sam is a possum who predicts the weather every Groundhog Day since 1993 in Albertville, Alabama for radio station 105.1 WGSB. Every year a new Sam is caught for the ceremony and then released back into the wild after he or she makes his or her prediction. A small ceremony is held in the radio station parking lot and broadcast over the air where the winner of the station's Possum Queen contest reads Sam's prediction.
Forecasting since: 1993

Sand Mountain Sam's Past Predictions

2021 Prediction: Early Spring
2020 Prediction: Early Spring
2019 Prediction: Early Spring
2018 Prediction: Early Spring
2017 Prediction: Early Spring
2016 Prediction: Early Spring
2015 Prediction: Early Spring
2014 Prediction: Long Winter
2013 Prediction: Long Winter
2012 Prediction: Early Spring

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