Punxsutawney Phil has made his annual appearance in western Pennsylvania on this Groundhog Day. He emerged from his burrow this morning in Gobbler’s Knob and spotted his shadow.
According to tradition, that means winter will stick around for six more weeks.
The February 2nd tradition marks the 136th year that Phil has predicted whether we’ll have an early spring or six additional weeks of cold and snow.
Pennsylvania’s earliest settlers began celebrating Groundhog Day in the 1800s. Gobbler’s Knob, where Phil hangs out, was packed with fans ready to see Phil coaxed out of his burrow.
Here in Wisconsin though, our own Sun Prairie Jimmy had different ideas, opting instead for an early Spring prediction. CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE.