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Polk County Paula

About Paula

Polk County Paula is Des Moines’ resident groundhog who regales fans with her annual prediction at the High Life Lounge’s Annual Groundhog Day Celebration. Every year on February 2nd groundhog enthusiasts line up before 5am to be first in line for FREE Miller High Life breakfast beer given out from 6-8 am. Paula’s annual prediction happens at sunrise, closely followed by regional meteorologists. Paula makes a grand entrance from her beer-case burrow, where she hibernates throughout the colder winter months!

Polk County Paula
Polk County Paula
Paula is a Person in a groundhog suit

Past predictions

Year Saw shadow? Prediction
2024 Nope, no shadow Early spring
2023 Yes, saw shadow More winter
2022 Nope, no shadow Early spring
2021 No prediction. No prediction.
2020 Yes, saw shadow More winter

All 11 predictions