Ground Hog Day comes and there is no foreshadowing ("not a faintest outline") an early end to winter. The bitter cold is holding. In Pensacola, Florida fishermen are pushing for fishing limits to be lifted to help the food shortages. Revolution in Germany is openly expected if the war runs another year, their children already suffering deep hunger (the government was securing only 1000 calories a day for Germans by this stage of the war).
Source: "Ground hog Weather Prevailed in the City," The Pensacola Journal, February 3, 1918. Page 1, Column 5.