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Groundhog Day

February 2,

Every February 2, people gather at
Gobbler's Knob, a wooded knoll
just outside of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
Residents contend that the groundhog
has never been wrong.
The ceremony in Punxsutawney
was held in secret until 1966,
and only Phil's prediction
was revealed to the public.
Since then, Phil's fearless forecast
has been a national media event.

The groundhog comes out of

his electrically heated burrow,
looks for his shadow
and utters his prediction to a
Groundhog Club representative in "groundhog."
The representative then translates
the prediction for the general public.

If Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow,

it means six more weeks of winter.
If he does not see his shadow,
it means spring is just around the corner.
Approximately 90% of the time,
Phil sees his shadow.
Phil started making predictions in 1887
and has become an American institution.

For the other 364 days of the year

Phil lives in the local library with Phyllis!

That's true. Honest.
I only live about a 2 hour drive from Phil

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