WASHINGTON — Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow on Gobbler’s Knob Friday morning to look for his shadow and predict how much longer winter will last.
His forecast: Six more weeks of winter. Watch the 132nd Groundhog Day:
When Phil sees his shadow, it means six more weeks of winter. If he doesn’t see his shadow, it’s a sign of an early spring.
Every Feb. 2, Groundhog Day has been celebrated since 1886. See photos of Groundhog Days past:
Sam Light, center, president of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, points to a sign held by members of the club in Gobbler’s Knob, Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, Jan. 1961. They posed for the picture a few days before Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, with a stuffed stand-in for Punxsutawney Phil. (AP Photo)
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