Groundhog Day predictions, game day food, Super Bowl weather records

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, February 2, 2020

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If Candlemas [February 2] be mild and gay,
Go saddle your horses and buy them hay;
But if Candlemas be stormy and black,
It carries the winter away on its back
.
–Proverb

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Groundhog Day 2021
Groundhog Day 2021

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Super Bowl Weather Records
Super Bowl Weather Records

It’s time for Super Bowl 2021! Let’s take a look back at some weather records from past Super Bowls. Where was the coldest Super Bowl? Where was the warmest?  What weather is expected this year? And, if you’re watching the game from home, find some fun and delicious game day recipe ideas.
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Groundhog Day and Shadow Fun
Groundhog Day and Shadow Fun

Groundhog Day. Just a bizarre tradition involving a marmot, right? Actually, Groundhog Day is based in astronomy and full of amazing sky-related stuff. Let’s have some shadow fun!
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Ready for Game Day Food?
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Most of us are planning to watch the Super Bowl at home this year. That means more Super Bowl food! Here are ideas for fun and delicious game day food with a nod to Kansas City and Tampa Bay. Find BBQ pulled pork, Barbeque Brisket, slow-cooked Cuban pork, and empanadas—plus, classics including...
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