Feb 1st, 2011

For those unaware, us red-blooded Americans enjoy celebrating a rather peculiar holiday every February 2nd: Groundhog’s Day. It is on this day that we await the emergence of the fabled Punxsutawney Phil from his hole to alert us to the long-term outlook on winter weather. If he sees his shadow and runs in his hole, that’s six more weeks of winter. If he doesn’t see his shadow, spring is ahead.

Judging by the icy weather outside and the blizzard plaguing most of the midwest, the future looks bleak. But we will know for sure in less than a day, and now there is an Android app to keep you abreast of Phil’s maneuvers. Free on GetJar, the app counts down to the ceremony, allows you to send out messages to your contacts with Groundhog’s Day greetings, and even vote on a poll for the result of the groundhog’s big day out.

Yes, it’s silly, but here’s to warmer days ahead! Grab it at the GetJar link below.

[GetJar via ChipChick]