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Pisgah Pete: 6 More Weeks Of Winter - Brevard, NC


February 5, 2018

Ray Adams

Mayor Jimmy Harris reads out proclamation Friday making Groundhog Day White Squirrel Day, as Pisgah Pete looks on.

It's official – Pisgah Pete, Brevard's own white squirrel meteorologist, has predicted six more weeks of winter.

The news was a disappointment to the crowd, which included two area TV news crews, who gathered Friday morning at the Blue Ridge Bakery in Brevard.

Prior to his winter prediction, which was the same as his famous groundhog compatriot, Punxsutawney Phil, in Pennsylvania, Pete correctly picked the winner of Sunday's Super Bowl - the Philadelphia Eagles.

In an unsporting gesture - but one that was cheered on by the crowd Friday - Pete also appeared to urinate on the card pri...

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