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Punxsutawney Phil’s winter prediction: Six more weeks ahead

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The tradition of Groundhog Day was observed in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, with Phil’s “inner circle” members revealing his prediction. If Phil sees his shadow, it’s believed that there will be six more weeks of winter, but if not, spring comes early. This year, Phil did see his shadow, according to the local dignitaries responsible for his care and event planning.

Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney attracts thousands each year and has its roots in a German legend about a furry rodent. This year’s prediction came amid ice, sleet, and snow in the southern US. Records from 1887 show that Phil has predicted winter more than 100 times, with 10 years missing from the records. In both 2021 and 2022, Phil also forecasted six more weeks of winter.

Not only Punxsutawney Phil, but New York City’s Staten Island Chuck also made a prediction on Thursday, forecasting an early spring. Regardless of the predictions, Groundhog Day continues to be a beloved tradition and a source of lighthearted fun and folklore.

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