Punxsutawney Phil Makes His Prediction: Here's What the Groundhog Saw

Punxsutawney Phil left vs. Staten Island Chuck right

Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow on February 2, 2019, so spring is coming early this year. If Phil wakes and finds himself shadowless, he takes it as a sign of an early spring and stays above ground.

The 130-year-old custom understands that if a groundhog emerges from its hole at the end of hibernation and sees its shadow against the sunny weather, it will retreat back to its den with winter lasting a further six weeks. Using data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Punxsutawney Phil is only 3% accurate in predicting his local weather trends. It's a. sequel? To Groundhog Day?

Other places have begun using their own groundhog to celebrate the holiday, including General Beauregard Lee of Atlanta, Dunkirk Dave of Dunkirk, New York, and Jimmy of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.

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Due to the fact that annual weather trends can vary across the USA each year, there are discrepancies between sources regarding Punxsutawney Phil's accuracy. according to Stormfax Almanac, Punxsutawney Phil boasts only a 39% success rate, whereas Accuweather puts it at around 80%. So, is it early spring or more winter forecast?

Their chosen groundhog is called Punxsutawney Phil, and he will be looked after throughout the year by a select group called the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle, who also plan the annual ceremony.

The first ever Groundhog Day was held in 1887 and has roots in the ancient Christmas tradition of Candlemas. When German settlers arrived in the United States, they brought the tradition with them, swapping hedgehogs for groundhogs.

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