Southern Alberta's newest groundhog, Cochrane Cathy, has made an appearance with her official prediction for 2024.

Cochrane will be seeing an early spring!

Cochrane Cathy is a relatively young groundhog, this is her second prediction after her burrow was discovered in 2023.

Regardless of today's forecast, winter will officially end on March 19 at 9:06 p.m., the spring equinox. However, neither Mother Nature nor Cathy always adheres to the schedule.