Groundhog Day 2023 – 6 More Weeks of Winter

Pennsylvania’s famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, emerged from its burrow this morning and saw his shadow, meaning… six more weeks of winter!

According to, “On February 2, 1887, Groundhog Day, featuring a rodent meteorologist, is celebrated for the first time at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. According to tradition, if a groundhog comes out of its hole on this day and sees its shadow, it gets scared and runs back into its burrow, predicting six more weeks of winter weather; no shadow means an early spring.”

If you ask the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, Punxsutawney Phil is correct 100% of the time; but according to Data from the Stormfax Almanac, Phil’s six-week prognostications have been correct about 39% of the time.

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