Folklore would say that if Phil sees his shadow, it means six more weeks of winter. Wow, that's a stretch. Looking at the calendar there are another six weeks of winter, more or less before the first day of spring.
Plunging arctic temperatures are dangerous for people and pets. With temperatures going down to the single digits in the current cold snap, San Angelo is opening up a warming shelter. There are also shelters in Ballinger and Brady.
Almanacs historically are about 50/50 when it comes to being accurate. Given that they also are trying to make money, it is always better for them if their predictions lean toward the dire. Afterall, bad news sells, right? Unfortunately, NOAA long range forecasts aren't much better.