Time for our annual viewing of the film, Groundhog Day.
For anyone unfamiliar with the film, here's a (very) quick rundown: Phil Connors (Bill Murray), a weatherman, is out to cover the annual emergence of the groundhog from its burrow in Punxsutawney, PA. He gets caught in a blizzard that he didn't predict and finds himself trapped in a time warp. He's doomed to re-live the same day over and over again until he gets it right with some hilarious results.
Contrary to its title, the film was released after Groundhog Day on February 12, 1993. It was directed by the late Harold Ramis. The featured song was "I Got You Babe."
The 6 a.m. time is crucial in the film because it signals the start of yet a(another) new day for Phil to re-live. it always starts this same way:
D.J. #1: Okay, campers, rise and shine, and don't forget your booties 'cause it's cooooold out there today.
D.J. #2: It's coooold out there every day. What is this, Miami Beach?
D.J. #1: Not hardly. And you know, you can expect hazardous travel later today with that, you know, that, uh, that blizzard thing.
D.J. #2: [mockingly] That blizzard - thing. That blizzard - thing. Oh, well, here's the report! The National Weather Service is calling for a "big blizzard thing!"
D.J. #1: Yessss, they are. But you know, there's another reason why today is especially exciting.
D.J. #2: Especially cold!
D.J. #1: Especially cold, okay, but the big question on everybody's lips...
D.J. #2: On their chapped lips...
D.J. #1: On their chapped lips, right: Do ya think Phil is gonna come out and see his shadow?
D.J. #2: Punxsutawney Phil!
D.J. #1: That's right, woodchuck-chuckers - it's...
Compared to last Feb 2, we haven't had much winter weather in Nashua, NH. We dodged even a snowflake in the recent major snowstorm that buried hit the East Coast. So a prediction of 6 more weeks of winter would be just a start.