Sunset Sam predicts an early spring

Posted at 10:24 PM, Feb 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-03 00:24:47-05

SUNSET, Utah -- Sunset Sam, Utah’s guinea pig version of the weather-predicting groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, predicted an early spring to the delight of onlookers on Saturday.

The prediction, which is based on whether or not Sam's view of the sun is obstructed by clouds as the sun sets, was part of the Sunset City Winter Fest, which also featured an art show and a chili cook-off.