Punxsutawney Phil Says to Expect Six More Weeks of Winter, Are You Prepared?

As a leading distributor of ice melting salt and other bulk salt products in Bucks County, PA, and the surrounding communities, we always keep our eyes on the weather. Now that February 2, 2017, has come and passed, you may be wondering what happened when Punxsutawney Phil woke up on what us Americans and Canadians refer to as “Groundhog Day.” And no, we’re not talking about the 1993 comedy-fantasy film starring Bill Murray.

Did Phil see (or not see) his shadow?

Well, if you didn’t know, this famous groundhog did see his shadow which means that the United States and Canada should expect six more weeks of winter.

Does this really mean we should be prepared for six more weeks of winter?

For nearly a century and a half, Phil has predicted winter more times than an early spring. However, as this winter has shown us so far, not much snow has fallen in and around Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Furthermore, the temperatures have not nearly been as low as what one would expect during this time of year. But, that doesn’t mean we should ignore Phil’s prediction and be prepared for what Mother Nature has in store for us until spring arrives on Monday, March, 20. 2017. In fact, in the past, February and March have often been some of the snowiest months for the Greater Philadelphia area.

If you’ve been following us for the past couple of months, you may have noticed that we’ve published a series of blog posts that discussed what was in store for the 2017 winter season. Well, if you haven’t (or have) been following us, here is a look at some of the stuff we’ve posted about what to expect this season:

According to NBC10’s 1st Alert Weather Chief Meteorologist, Mr. Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz, he says this is what you should expect:

  • February to be the snowiest month
  • March to have the least snow

According to 6abc Action News meteorologist Cecily Tynan:

  • Expect some above normal amounts of snowfall mid to late winter.
  • The Philadelphia area should expect anywhere from 20-30 inches of snow from a few storms.

When it all comes down to it, if your business revolves around salting roads, walkways, sidewalks, etc., you should still be prepared with salt even though the temperatures have been moderate. To acquire ice melting salt for your Bucks County, PA-based business, or your business in and around Eastern PA and NJ, please give us a call, or fill out a contact form.

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