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Groundhog Day Forecasters Around the World: Sir Walter Wally

Name: Sir Walter Wally
Forecaster Type: Groundhog
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Description: Sir Walter Wally is a groundhog who lives at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and provided a Groundhog Day forecast from 1998 to 2022. On Groundhog Day there was a Shadow Ceremony on the Museum's front steps with the mayor presiding as the "Groundhog Whisperer." There were many activities associated with the event including a "Groundhog Song" being sung, a groundhog hat making station, and the Groundhog Toss. When the event took place on a weekday there were about 2,000 attendees but on a weekend there were sometimes as many as 9,000 spectators. There were several Sir Walter Wallys over the years. Shortly before Groundhog Day 2023 it was announced that Sir Walter Wally had retired and would not be providing a weather prediction that Groundhog Day. Read more about Sir Walter Wally.
Forecasting since: 1998
Status: Retired

Sir Walter Wally's Past Predictions

Long Winter : 66.67% (14 predictions)


Early Spring : 33.33% (7 predictions)


2022 Prediction: Long Winter
2021 Prediction: Early Spring
2020 Prediction: Long Winter
2019 Prediction: Long Winter
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: Long Winter
2011 Prediction: Long Winter
2010 Prediction: Early Spring
2009 Prediction: Long Winter
2006 Prediction: Long Winter
2005 Prediction: Long Winter
2004 Prediction: Long Winter
2003 Prediction: Long Winter
2002 Prediction: Long Winter
2001 Prediction: Early Spring
2000 Prediction: Long Winter

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