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Sir Walter Wally


Sir Walter Wally was the official prognosticating groundhog from Raleigh, North Carolina, where he lived at the Museum of Natural Sciences before retiring in 2023. While active, Wally was a media darling and is regularly featured on The Weather Channel’s list of national Groundhog Day representatives. He was also very active on Twitter where he would publish his predictions and subtweet Punxsutawney Phil.

Sir Walter Wally
Sir Walter Wally

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Past predictions

Year Saw shadow? Prediction
2023 No prediction. No prediction.
2022 Yes, saw shadow More winter
2021 Nope, no shadow Early spring
2020 Yes, saw shadow More winter
2019 Yes, saw shadow More winter

All 23 predictions