PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s most well-known groundhog foresees no early finish to winter.
Punxsutawney (puhnk-suh-TAW’-nee) Phil’s handlers introduced Friday the climate prognosticator noticed his shadow.
Legend has it if the furry rodent casts a shadow on Feb. 2, Groundhog Day, anticipate six extra weeks of winter-like climate.
Phil’s prediction is set forward of time by the group on Gobbler’s Knob, a tiny hill simply outdoors of Punxsutawney. That’s about sixty five miles (about one hundred kilometers) northeast of Pittsburgh.
Spectators bundled up and bopped to music amid the camp and kitsch with the temperature round eleven levels (minus-12 Celsius).
Data courting to 1887 present Phil predicting extra winter 103 occasions whereas forecasting an early spring simply 18 occasions. No data exist for the remaining years.