The University Record, March 29, 1999

Spring ahead!

Back on Feb. 2, Punxsutawney Phil, the infamous Pennsylvania groundhog, only saw clouds and gray skies, ensuring, according to the legend, an early spring. But six weeks later, Michigan turf was still frozen and, although spring had officially arrived, hats and mittens were still in order for the evenings and nights that dropped into the teens and 20s. Finally, forecasters who are not furry and who walk on two legs instead of four have said that temperatures will soar this week into the 60s and we may welcome gentle breezes and budding trees and flowers once again. Another sure sign of spring, clocks and watches need to be reset on Sunday, the annual call to 'Spring Ahead' as Michigan and many other states begin Daylight Savings Time. Photo by Bob Kalmbach