That means we’re in for 6 more weeks of winter, so you’d better bundle up!
Groundhog Day is a popular annual tradition in the United States and Canada.
A smaller than usual crowd of less than 15,000 people turned out this year and spent a night of revelry awaiting the sunrise and the groundhog’s emergence from his winter den.
If Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, he regards it as an omen of six more weeks of wintry weather. We get an early spring if the groundhog doesn’t see his shadow.
Of course, given the mild winter we’ve had so far on the East Coast, six more week of this might not be so bad.
Check it out below.
- Groundhog Day 2012: How accurate is Punxsutawney Phil?; Gov. Tom Corbett visits groundhog, and more (pennlive.com)
- Punxsutawney Phil Says: More Winter (newser.com)
- Groundhog Day 2012: Wiarton Willie, Shubenacadie Sam predict early spring; Punxsutawney Phil calls for more winter (news.nationalpost.com)