Six predictions were made by a furry creature in western Pennsylvania. more weeks of winter An annual Groundhog Day celebration.

People gathered Thursday at Gobbler’s Knob As members of Punxsutawney Phil’s “inner circle” summoned the groundhog from his tree stump at dawn to learn if he has seen his shadow — and they say he did. Folklore has it that the groundhog will only see his shadow if six are present. more weeks of winter. If he doesn’t, spring comes early.

The “inner circle” Is a group of Local dignitaries are charged with planning and feeding Phil.

The annual event in PunxsutawneyAbout 65 miles (105 km) northeast of Pittsburgh was born from an old German legend of a furry rodent. Each year, thousands attend the gathering.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration compared Punxsutawney Phil’s forecast to the national weather the last 10 years and found “on average, Phil has gotten it right 40% of the time.”

This year, Phil’s prediction They were there during the week a mess of ice, sleet and snow It has been lingering across many of The southern U.S.

Phil predicted according to archives dating back to 1887. winter more Over 100 times. Organisers stated that 10 years had gone by without any records.

The (*6*) and 2022 forecasts Also known as six more weeks of winter.

While Punxsutawney Phil may be the most famous groundhog seer, he’s certainly not the only one. New York City’s Staten Island Chuck made his prediction An event at Staten Island Zoo Thursday will give you the chance to experience early spring.

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