PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. — It’s Groundhog Day and people are waiting to Learn if your furry friend in Pennsylvania will forecast an early spring or six additional weeks of winter.

People will gather Thursday at Gobbler’s Knob as members of Punxsutawney Phil’s “inner circle” He will be summoned from his stump in the tree at dawn to Find out if your shadow has been seen. According to Folklore says that if the man sees his shadow, there are six weeks more of winter. If he doesn’t, spring comes early.

It “inner circle” This group of local dignitaries is responsible for organizing the events and feeding and caring for guests. Phil himself.

Annual event Punxsutawney The German legend of a furry rodent inspired the name. Officials in the community — which is about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh — are hoping the usual crowd of between 10,000 to It attracts 15,000 attendees. The event can also be live streamed.


If Punxsutawney Phil He sees his shadow, there will still be six weeks of winter.
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According to records dating back to 1887, Phil He has forecast winter over 100 times. Organizers claimed that 10 years of records had been lost.

According to the 2021 forecast, there would be six more weeks in winter.

However Punxsutawney Phil may be the most famous groundhog seer, he’s certainly not the only one. New York City’s Staten Island Chuck will also make His prediction Thursday at the Staten Island Zoo