It’s Armadillo Day in Texas
It's just another one of those times when you are lucky to be living in Texas! Every year the nation is stuck depending on a groundhog for some indication of when to expect a break in the winter weather. Good thing you're in Texas (it already feels like spring is near)! We don't need to worry about groundhogs cause we've got Bee Cave Bob! Yes, he's an armadillo.
Over the years, Bee Cave Bob has become a big fan of making his appearance in the early afternoons. Unlike the groundhog out east who had everyone up super early on a Sunday. To keep up with the latest on Bee Cave Bob, you can check this link as KXAN has been watching for updates today.
That's right! In Texas, we turn to Bee Cave Bob the Armadillo to tell help us figure out if spring will come early or not. The first Armadillo Day took place in 2012 just outside of Austin. This is the day Texas declared it's independence from Punxsutawney Phil and the weird man in the top hat who follows him around. Every year, an Austin cast of characters keeps an eye on Bee Cave Bob to watch him make his weather prediction. Al Manac, Wayne Guage, and Hugh Midity all say if Bee Cave Bob comes out and runs back to his cave then that means we will still have six more weeks of winter. Armadillo Bob also is said to have a knack for predicting the political climate along with the weather. It is said when Bee Cave comes out of his home that a swing to the right or left often matches the political happenings to follow that year.
Now, how does Bee Cave Bob measure up to Punxsutawney Phil? Well in Pennsylvania, Phil sees his shadow more than 3/4 of the time. Phil's accuracy is about as good as the average weather forecaster in that he's only correct about 40% of the time. Since we are already in central Texas, we feel pretty confident trusting the prediction to Bee Cave Bob instead.
Today's forecast in Victoria calls for mostly sunny skies and a high temperature in the mid-'70s.