Pennsylvania has its groundhog Punxsutawney Phil to predict whether spring will come early.
Now Baltimore has its own critter that can forsee future weather. Spice maker McCormick & Co. Inc. will rely on a crab to determine if we'll get an early winter, writes the News Journal of Wilmington, Del. On Sept. 26, the makers of Old Bay seasoning and other spices will make a crab walk the plank into the Inner Harbor, the paper writes.
"If he goes off the right side it will be an early winter. And if he goes off the left side it will be a warm fall," writes the News Journal
McCormick recently opened a Harborplace retail location, near which the event will take place.