People Take Advantage Of Warm Temps To Begin February

Buckeye Chuck says it will be an early spring this year after emerging from his home Sunday in Marion.

Buckeye Chuck has been forecasting the weather every February 2nd for more than 40-years, joining fellow groundhog Punxsutawney Phil in nearby Pennsylvania.

Chuck’s handlers reported at 7:41 a.m. on Sunday morning that he did not see a shadow, which traditionally means an early arrival of spring-like temperatures.

Punxsutawney Phil also did not see his shadow, which, according to the legend, means an early spring and warmer temperatures are coming.

Warmer temperatures were definitely the case on Sunday when the high reached 57 in Findlay with sunny skies.

A lot of people could be seen out and about, walking their dogs, jogging and just enjoying the warm weather.

Riverbend Recreation Area was especially busy with people out enjoying the sun and warmth.

Monday is forecast to be mostly sunny with a high of 57 before it cools down for the rest of the week.