Punxsutawney Phil Proclaims ‘Six More Weeks of Winter’

PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA -  FEBRUARY 2: Official groundhog handler Bill Deeley holds Punxsutawney Phil on February 2, 2006 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Every February 2, people gather at Gobbler's Knob, a wooded knoll just outside of Punxsutawney to watch Punxsutawney Phil look for his shadow. If he sees his shadow, it means six more weeks of winter. If he does not see his shadow, it means spring is just around the corner. The legend of Groundhog Day is based on an old Scottish couplet: "If Candlemas Day is bright and clear, there'll be two winters in the year."  (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
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As is tradition on the morning of February 2nd each year, popular Pennsylvania groundhog Punxsutawney Phil made his weather-predicting proclamation at around 8am local time today.

Phil, who resides in Gobbler’s Knob, Punxsutawney, clearly saw his shadow this year, meaning six more weeks of a cold winter are on the way.

Had Phil not seen his shadow, an early spring would have been announced. Sadly, Phil’s shadow was very much present this year.

Lucien Waugh-Daly

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