Wiarton WIllie did not see his shadow Sunday morning, heralding an early Spring.
The ceremony was not without its complications, the same as most weather forecasting.
Wiarton's mayor Janice Jackson originally told the town criers that Wiarton Willie did not see his shadow, and it would be six more weeks of winter. The error was corrected shortly after.
Earlier in the morning, his maritime counterpart Shubenacadie Sam saw his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter.
Sam's celebration had to be cancelled due to a major snowstorm.
Well folks, my prediction is #official. With cloudy skies and snow falling upon us this morning in #Wiarton it was very hard to find my shadow - even with all the camera lights around! Fans of spring rejoice, an #EarlySpring is around the corner. #WiartonWillie #Wiarton pic.twitter.com/VEohypsXuU— Wiarton Willie (@willieofficial) February 2, 2020