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Did the Groundhog See Its Shadow?

Punxsutawney Phil predicts six more weeks of winter.

Just in case you don't follow @GroundhogPhil on twitter and you haven't heard the news swirling around facebook, we'll let you on today's big announcement.

Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog emerged from his hole this morning and saw his shadow.

This means Punxsutawney Phil is predicting six more weeks of winter. Not so bad when you consider the weather we have been having so far. 

Phil has been predicting winter outlooks for the last 126 years. However, he is only correct around 40% of the time. 

If the groundhog emerges on Feb. 2 sees his shadow and returns to his hole, winter is said to last six more weeks. If the groundhog does not see his shadow, an early spring is sure to be on the horizon.

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Evan Rollo February 02, 2012 at 04:29 PM
Did the groudhog see his shadow today
Elizabeth February 02, 2012 at 05:21 PM
I don't understand why this picture of the boy peeling apples is with the groundhog story.
Jennifer Mohan (Editor) February 02, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Agreed.
Jennifer Mohan (Editor) February 02, 2012 at 05:25 PM
Me either, but it sure is a cute picture! It is a glitch and it is currently being looked into. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
cheryl February 02, 2012 at 07:00 PM
i love the picture of the groundhog. he is really cute. how old is he anyways? and why is he only 40% of the time right?
Brittney Akin February 02, 2012 at 07:35 PM
the groundhog this is a farce..
taniyyah February 02, 2012 at 08:23 PM
I'm sad I was really whating for winter to be over.
Diamond February 02, 2012 at 08:40 PM
Why we based our weather on a freaking groundhog? I clearly thinks its ridiculous.
El February 02, 2012 at 10:51 PM
your not lying diamond.. This is the most senseless thing ive ever witnessed.. Just another way to take Gods work out the picture..
meridith February 03, 2012 at 12:00 AM
I not true but who cares
meridith February 03, 2012 at 12:03 AM
It's not true but who cares. The world is comming to an end!
Jenny February 03, 2012 at 12:59 AM
the world isn't coming to an end freak
Tonito February 03, 2012 at 04:41 AM
Lol..dt ws funny jenny
jenae February 05, 2012 at 04:49 AM
Oh my another who says the world is ending...no one knows Gods plan...can he please handle that and instead of scaring people into thinkn they have mins or hours or days to live stick to ur everyday job and allow God to do his...and if u don't have a job eat a burger and watch the weight lose shows they showin on tv and shut up....
Jah Berth January 28, 2013 at 03:44 PM
better late than never right
Leyna February 02, 2013 at 03:22 AM
Do you now how old he is more than 19
Leyna February 02, 2013 at 03:23 AM
The groundhog will not see his shadow
Leyna February 02, 2013 at 03:24 AM
The world Is not ending
Alicia February 02, 2013 at 12:16 PM
What a cute little rodent!
Robert P February 02, 2013 at 12:38 PM
It depends on the exact time (in the morning) that he comes out of the hole. If he came out real early it was to hazy or cloudy. If he waits a little while then the chance gets higher that he created a shadow to be seen. Personally I hope he took his time and got a very good look at that shadow. I've had enough winter this year to suit me.

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