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Smith Lake Jake

About Jake

Smith Lake Jake, weather prophet extraordinaire, is Alabama’s true weather forecasting groundhog. According to legend, if Smith Lake Jake sees his shadow, he’ll return to his den and winter will continue for another six weeks. If he doesn’t see his shadow, spring will arrive early. Jake is a house groundhog who likes cereal, spaghetti, Keebler Pecan Sandies, and — of course — Groundhog Day! Jake is famous for his impressive hat collection.

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Past predictions

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

All 8 predictions