On Feb. 2, Groundhog Day 2013 results came in early in Punxsutawney, the famous Pennsylvania town that claims the famous groundhog who forecasts when spring will arrive every year. According to Today, Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow this time out, which is good news for all travelers sick of cold weather, copious amounts of snow, and delayed flights because of inclement conditions.
This so-called "weather prophet" who typically stays underground during the winter, whiling away the time in his hole located about a hour or so from Pittsburgh, arrived at this hill called Gobbler's Knob to greet about 36,000 hopefuls who were there to witness the big event.
While all held their collective breath, the iconic groundhog did not see his shadow, making this only the 16th time this has happened since 1886. That said, Phil has reportedly witnessed his shadow 100 times since then, which meant that in those years there would be six more weeks of winter.
But that was not the case in Punxsutawney on Groundhog Day 2013, when the prognosticating woodchuck came out to greet the day and the crowd.
The latter includes many of whom were wearing traditional garb, which includes officials donning top hats and big grins given the news delivered by this groundhog on his day in chilly Pennsylvania.