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:
Groundhog Club handler John Griffiths holds Punxsutawney Phil, the weather prognosticating groundhog, during the 131st celebration of Groundhog Day on Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. Phil’s handlers said that the groundhog has forecast six more weeks of winter weather. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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