I shutter to think what might happen if he didn't see his shadow. (It's never happened).
Joking aside, you make a good point. The issue at large is that normal Groundhog Day just doesn't work in south Florida:
Our winter is summer like.
With regard to liking where you live, there's no better way to do that than by tapping into the local water cycle in all its forms. You know that from your many waterfall adventures!