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Groundhog Day 2014: Punxsutawney Phil predicts six more weeks of winter

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A tradition since 1887, Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania draws in thousands of people each year on February 2nd, many of which are hoping to hear news of an early spring. The groundhog, Phil, emerges from his burrow and speaks in “Groundhogese” to the president of the Inner Circle (a language in which only the current president can translate) and let’s him know if there will, in fact, be an early spring or six more weeks of winter.

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The prognostication occurred early in the morning–approximately at 7:25am. A few minutes prior, the Inner Circle was introduced to the crowd. They encouraged the crowd to begin chanting Phil’s name in order to wake him up, and then they tapped on the door of his burrow before pulling him out.

The crowd erupted in cheers.

“Okay, Phil, you gotta talk to me buddy,” President Bill Deeley said. “Get it right for a change!”

A moment of silence.

“Okay, I got you,” Deely said. “We’ve got a prediction.”

Turns out, according to Phil, we should all expect another six weeks of winter.

Another eruption in the crowd, but this time, it was all booing. You’d never guess it based on yesterday's weather–temperatures were in the 40’s and it was actually slightly raining, instead of the frigid winter temperatures that you might expect in western Pennsylvania this time of year. But with another major winter storm hitting Pennsylvania this morning, perhaps Phil was spot-on with his prognostication.



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