Just before 7:30 a.m. Friday morning Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog saw his shadow, predicting what many already knew. That there will be six more long, long weeks of winter ahead.
Legend has it if a furry rodent, affectionately known as Punxsutawney Phil, casts a shadow on Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, expect six more weeks of winter-like weather. If not, expect spring-like temperatures.
In reality, Phil’s prediction is decided ahead of time by the group of Gobbler’s Knob, a tiny hill just outside of Punxsutawney.