THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
GENERAL BEAU LEE DOESN'T
SEE SHADOW; PREDICTS EARLY SPRING!
Beau Lee, Ph.D., Georgia’s Official Weather Prognosticator,
demonstrated his "tech-savviness" by tweeting his weather
prediction online at the popular microblogging service,
Beau's pronouncement came at 7:35 am in overcast but balmy,
56 degree weather. Beau reported that
he did not see his shadow, foretelling an early spring at
The Yellow River Game Ranch.
Beau shared the sun-almost-rise
with hundreds of bleary-eyed, faithful supporters as he
sought his shadow. Had Beau spied his ample shadow, citizens
far and wide could have anticipated at least six more weeks
of woe-be-gone winter. Since Beau did not see his shadow,
onlookers were encouraged to prepare for Spring-like
temperatures within the next six weeks... welcome news given
the incredibly icy winter that
gripped the nation last year.
For the first time, Beau live
streamed his pronouncement here at his web site to hundreds
of viewers. You can check out the actual prediction
Beau's Top Groundhog Day "Tweeters":
In the News:
Gen. Beauregard Lee of Stone Mountain's Yellow River @GameRanch
is the only rodential climate psychic to whom I listen.
- Bryant Anderson @SoRoadgeek:
@GroundhogPhil and @GameRanch are in dispute over early
spring/six more weeks of winter.
- CruzBay Dave @CruzBayDave:
Gen. Beau Lee, the real groundhog... RT @GameRanch Beau
doesn't see his shadow!
- Handly Cameron @handly:
General Beauregard Lee at the @GameRanch says it will be
an early Spring. Phil can keep his Winter up North!
- Bill Maine @BillMaine:
Yea! Thanks Beau. Time to break out the water ski gear.
Look out Lanier the season starts early this year. Hey
Beau wanna come?
- misangela @misangela:
Welp, OUR groundhog (Gen. Beauregard Lee) says early
spring. I believe him! We never even got WINTER!
- Kenzal Hunter @kenzal:
Beau over at @GameRanch didn't see his shadow, and I'll
take #Beau over @GroundhogPhil any #groundhogday
In the Blogosphere:
Did you publish a story
about Beau and Groundhog Day at your personal web site?
Send us the link and we'll
publish it here... maybe for the whole year! Follow Beau on Twitter at @GameRanch.
Beau has been recognized for his public service to Americans
by seven Georgia Governors; and has twice been commended for the accuracy of his predictions by
The National Weather Service. He has received honorary doctorates from The University of Georgia – "DWP, Doctor of Weather Prognostication" and Georgia State University – "Doctor of Southern Groundology." He has also earned the very special
designation of "Cumulous Barometrist Groundhogolist"-- a
highly-coveted title among his meteorological peers.Beau appeared on "The Today Show" with Willard Scott during The Democratic Convention in 1988. He answers his own mail (no form letters) with a complimentary V.I.G. (Very Important Groundhog) Photo on a year-round basis. In 2004, Beau was featured on Animal Planet on Feb. 2nd.
Every year, General Beau Lee,
Ph.D. awakens to the ringing of the antique bell outside his
"Weathering Heights" mansion, where he lives in touch with
the elements year 'round-- unlike his pampered counterpart
in Pennsylvania who lives in a climate-controlled
environment in the town library where he is fed dog food and
ice cream. That's why Beau can claim a 94% accuracy rating
while the pampered impostor can only manage 85% (and
About the Game Ranch
The Yellow River Game Ranch, Georgia’s oldest animal
preserve, is now celebrating its 50th year of providing
children and adults a 'nose to nose' experience with
wildlife. The preserve has over six hundred animals and
birds. The Game Ranch is open seven days a week except for
The Yellow River Game Ranch is located at 4525 Highway 78,
Lilburn Georgia. For further information, call 770-972-6643
or visit our web site!