Punxsutawney Phil Predicts 6 More Weeks

Published 02/02 2012 03:36AM

Updated 02/02 2012 09:42AM

    This is the 126th year for Phil, the world famous groundhog made his annual prediction in front of nearly 20,000 people this morning.
    Phil has seen his shadow 99 times since 1886, according to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club's inner circle, which runs the event.
    Regardless of his prediction, many people feel like winter has not even started with mild temperatures in most states.
    The groundhog day celebration started with a German superstition that believes if a hibernating animal casts a shadow on February second, the christian holiday of Candlemas, winter will last another six weeks.
    If it doesn't see its shadow spring will come early.
    Find out more at the official site.    http://www.groundhog.org/

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