Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow! Six more weeks of gorgeous weather!
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog has delivered his annual weather prediction. Punxsutawney Phil’s handlers announced Friday that the rodent saw his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter.
At 7:18 a.m., just after sunrise, the rodent emerged from his lair to the cheers of thousands in the crowd.
Legend has it if a furry rodent casts a shadow on Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, expect six more weeks of winter-like weather. If not, expect spring-like temperatures.
In reality, Phil’s prediction is decided ahead of time by the group on Gobbler’s Knob, a tiny hill just outside of Punxsutawney. That’s about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.
Records dating to 1887 show Phil predicting more winter 102 times while forecasting an early spring just 18 times. No records exist for the remaining years.
Here on the TreasureCoast we will have to endure 70 degree weather. We will have to suffer with opening our windows and continue to wear our “winter clothes.” It’s a tough life but someone has to do it. Your welcome!