Tennessee Aquarium senior educator Susie Grant with Chattanooga Chuck.

Chattanooga Chuck predicts there will be six more weeks of winter: 

What a wonderful morning for such an honored tradition

When I, Chattanooga Chuck, make my annual prediction.

This year I pondered what the coming weeks may bring

More chilly days ahead or a promise of spring?

There's been some debate among Aquarium creatures,

To decide what upcoming weather forecasts might feature.

Of course the lemurs urged me to call for spring 

Because sun worshipping is kind of their thing.

My pals in Penguins' Rock would beg to differ,

Since cooler temps are ideal for birds like Nipper

But with a little Groundhog Day magic (and some extra investigation) 

I'm ready to share my 2018 prognostication. 

Keep out your hat and coat, don't put them away,

Because for a least six more weeks winter's here to stay!