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Buckeye Chuck going virtual for first time

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Ohio's Chief Weather Forecasting Groundhog, Buckeye Chuck, will be going virtual for the first time this year.

Buckeye Chuck will poke his head out of his burrow in Marion on Groundhog day for his first-ever virtual event.

By proclamation of the State of Ohio in 1979, Buckeye Chuck is Ohio’s official weather prognosticating groundhog. Legend says if Buckeye Chuck sees his shadow at sunrise, Ohioans will have to deal with six more weeks of winter.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Buckeye Chuck will not be able to greet his fans in person this year.

His event will be streamed live on his Facebook page from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. on February 2.

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