Ewing emerged from his ceremonial tree stump at the Channel 5 studios on Hildreth Street, to a cheering crowd that had waited in the cold for his annual prediction.
“We have a low pressure system approaching from the west that will make travel very difficult, and — oh, my goodness! There it is! My shadow!”
Onlookers attempted to question Ewing about why we’ve had so little snow this winter, but the rodent quickly scurried back into his hole and could not be tempted back out again.
It is the 15th time that Ewing — in his various incarnations — has seen his shadow since joining Bangor’s CBS affiliate in 1993, according to his handlers.