If the winter blues have got you down-and-out, there may be hope that a brand new season is about to spring. Feb. 2, 2013, is Groundhog Day, an annual holiday that celebrates a very special rodent known far-and-wide.
Each year, a very famous, weather-predicting groundhog emerges from his comfy winter home at the crack of dawn in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania as the world looks on. Legend has it that if Punxsutawney Phil spots his shadow, we are in for six more weeks of winter. But if the all-knowing groundhog does not see his shadow, spring is on the way!
Ever since his first official journey to Gobbler’s Knob back on February 2, 1887, Punxsutawney Phil has been predicting the weather. Even though the furry guy holds no college degree and is not technically a certified meteorologist, he has been predicting the weather with 100% accuracy! (Although some humans believe his accuracy rate is more like 39 percent.)
Every Feb. 2, thousands flocks to the small PA. town to see Phil in action. But just in case you can't be there in person, you can watch the 2013 event unfold live online.
Did He or Didn’t He See His Shadow on 2013?
2013 year marks Phil's 127th prognostication. So come on Phil, what’s the verdict for this year? It is time for your close-up! Enough of winter - think spring, already! The world is waiting....
Breaking news - Phil officially predicts an early spring! No shadow!
And speaking of special days....
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