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Michigan's "Official Groundhog" Apologizes For Faulty Forecast

This is why you should stick to 6 News for your weather forecasts.

Woody - Michigan's "official groundhog" - is offering a formal apology for blowing her Groundhog's Day forecast.

Temperatures in mid-Michigan remain in the 30's on this first day of spring. Woody had predicted better weather by now.

"Like all female woodchuck prognosticators, Woody is not afraid to admit when she's wrong," according a statement from the Howell Nature Center, where Woody calls home. "And although she correctly picked the Baltimore Ravens to win the Super Bowl, she is avoiding March Madness in it's entirety."

Link to video of Woody's prediction

WLNS-TV Chief Meteorologist David Young has offered his services to help Woody out next year.

"Hopefully, Woody will use something more reliable than her shadow to predict the weather. She's can watch StormTracker 6!"

By way of apology (and, let's face it - a brilliant marketing strategy), Woody is offering discounts to the Nature Center's camps if you sign up by April 15th.

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