Puxatony Phil's Groundhog Day Predictions Will Reveal How Long Winter Will Be

If Phil doesn't see its shadow, we're in for six more cold weeks

By Raluca Anghel on February 1st, 2013 15:35 GMT

You might not be aware of this, but tomorrow, February 2, marks groundhog day – a moment that might shed light on how long winter will be this year.

Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog from Pennsylvania is famously giving the predictions, based on its own shadow.

Residents describe their town as the “original home of the great weather prognosticator, His Majesty, the Punxsutawney Groundhog,” according to Earth Sky.

Basically, if tomorrow Phil gets to see its shadow, we're safe. However, if tomorrow brings sunny skies in the area, we will be in for more cold weather.

Above is a video of his prediction from last year, which wasn't exactly favorable.

“Many shadows do I see, six more weeks of winter it must be,” a member of the council called it.
Puxatony Phil's Groundhog Day Predictions Will Reveal How Long Winter Will Be
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