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Punxsutawney Phil’s Predictions for A New Generator in 2020

Has spring come early? Do you believe Punxsutawney Phil’s predictions for a new generator in 2020? Are you pushing off a decision to buy a new generator until tomorrow?

Here’s a fact that may surprise you. In all 117 years making predictions, Groundhog Phil’s been wrong 65% of the time. By comparison, Farmers’ Almanac – with 80% accuracy predicts the Washington to Boston corridor will experience colder-than-normal temperatures in March. And, cold temperatures, heavy snows and high winds lead to widespread power outages.

When you rely on Punxsutawney Phil’s predictions for a new generator in 2020, you’re risking your family’s safety when disaster strikes.

Severe weather is the #1 cause of damage to the overhead electric distribution grid despite today’s advanced planning and state-of-the-art research and technology predicting storms. UConn Outage Prediction Model (OPM), when combined with Eversource to pre-stage crews and expedite power restorations only gives a three-day advanced picture of a storm’s anticipated impact. 

And another source: The National Weather Service which celebrated a milestone 150th Anniversary on February 9, 2020. Its’ motto is “protecting life and property for 150 years” and that definitely gives us peace of mind. Meteorologists depend on the National Weather Service to forecast blizzards, hurricanes and tornadoes and they claim their predictions offer us 80% accuracy when it comes to predicting weather.

Yet another reliable organization for weather, The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) gives people a week-by-week outlook for each region of the country, as in this example below:

Mar 9-12

Rain to snow, then colder

Mar 23-28

Showers, warm

Mar 13-22

Snowstorm, then flurries, cold

March 29-31

Rain and wet snow

2020Source: NOAA Data

Please circle March 13-22 on your calendar. If you’ve decided to push off buying a generator and you live in the Northeast, remember Punxsutawney Phil’s predictions for a new generator in 2020 puts you and your family at risk when disaster strikes. And, we haven’t even gotten to hurricane season yet!


Northeast Generator is a reliable resource for all your generator needs. Give us a call today at (800) 972-4264. We’re here to help before, during and after any storm.