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Punxsutawny Phil Sees His Shadow

By February 2, 2010

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Punxsutawny Phil
Punxsutawny Phil

Well folks, it is official. Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his hole and saw his shadow. As this tidbit of weather folklore goes, that means six more weeks of winter. The tradition of using Phil the groundhog as the world's only weather forecasting groundhog began in 1887. As the legend goes, Punxsutawney Phil emerges from the ground on February 2nd every year. If he sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. If he does not see his shadow, good weather is on the way soon. For 2009, Phil did see his shadow. But how much truth is there to this interesting bit of weather folklore?


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