On Gobbler's Knob early Sunday morning, all eyes were again on Punxsutawney Phil, who would be making his declaration about the upcoming season.
On Feb. 2, 2014, Phil officially saw his shadow despite the light drizzle in the area, meaning that there will be another six weeks of winter to come.
The long-range meteorologists at AccuWeather agree with Phil's prognostication across the eastern half of the country.
Punxsutawney Phil is held by Ron Ploucha after emerging from his burrow Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, on Gobblers Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., to see his shadow and forecast six more weeks of winter weather. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
AccuWeather Lead Long-Range Forecaster Paul Pastelok said, "For the next six weeks in the Northeast, we're going to be dealing with some pretty good cold coming down out of northern Canada."
However, a quicker transition into spring is expected for the Southwest and into the Four Corners and western Plains.
Many of these areas have been hit with persistent drought, even through the winter, including the states of California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona.
Pastelok gave more details for the expectations for springs arrival earlier this year.
The temperature roller-coaster ride will continue into the new week for the Washington, D.C., area.
The temperature roller-coaster ride will continue into the new week for the Philadelphia area.
The temperature roller-coaster ride will continue through St. Patrick's Day for the Boston area.
The temperature roller-coaster ride will continue into St. Patrick's Day for the New York City area.
Dry weather will exacerbate drought and fire danger concerns for California this weekend.
Those celebrating St. Patrick's Day through the weekend will be dodging showers.
New England (1984)
Major snowstorm. A total of 37" near Rutland, VT; almost 2 feet at Portland, ME. 7" of sleet and snow at Hartford, CT. The storm killed 11 in the Midwest and East. Wind gusts to 101 mph at Somesville, ME.
The first storm referred to as a blizzard. March 14th-16th... An editor at the "Dakota Republican" in Vermillion, SD, described the storm. "A violent snowstorm driven by a heavy (northwesterly) wind, commenced about 12 o'clock last Sunday night (12th) and continued three whole days and nights. The weather was intensely cold and the heavy fall flying before a furious wind - blowing as only prairie winds can blow - rendered travelling exceedingly uncomfortable and dangerous, if not almost impossible (issue of March 17, 1820)."
Omaha, NE (1923)
16.4" of snow.