Join us on Thursday, February 2nd for the 131th Groundhog Day!
Beginning at 5am Joe Murgo will be bringing us coverage live from Gobblers Knob.
Be sure to tune in at 7am while we wait to find out if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow!
According to legend, if Phil sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather. If he does not see his shadow, spring will come early!
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Here are Phil's predictions from the last ten years!
2006 - Early Spring
2015 - Six more weeks of Winter
2014 - Six more weeks of Winter
2013 - Early Spring
2012 - Six more weeks of Winter
2011 - Early Spring
2010 - Six more weeks of Winter
2009 - Six more weeks of Winter
2008 - Six more weeks of Winter
2007 - Early Sping
- Results Groundhog day
1. Punxsutawney Phil has been in charge of telling us how long winter will wear on (and, conversely, when spring will finally bloom) since 1887, all based on whether or not he sees his shadow on the morning of February 2nd (if he sees his shadow, we’re in for six more weeks of winter, if he doesn’t, spring will come early). There are no other Phils. There’s just the one. No, really.
2. Phil stays so young by way of a magical “Groundhog Punch” that he’s fed every summer at the annual Groundhog Picnic (just a sip) that apparently extends his life for another seven years. So even if Phil misses out on six annual sips, he’s still good to go with his weather reporting and newsmaking for the time being. That’s some magical punch—the kind that foresees potential snags for nearly a full decade.
3. Phil obviously can’t get his elixir without a little help, which is where the so-called “Inner Circle” comes into play. The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club's Inner Circle doesn’t just hold fast to Phil’s meds and administer them to their beloved groundhog; they also take care of Phil for the entire year, plan each year’s big ceremony in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, and sport some truly styling top hats and tuxedos at each ceremony.4. The Inner Circle currently has 15 members, including President Bill Deeley, who has been in the circle since 1986. The members all have individual nicknames that vaguely tie into their careers (Tom Kunkel, the so-called “Shingle Shaker,” is a roofing contractor) or weather phenomena (there’s an “Iceman,” a “Big Chill,” and even a “Thunder Conductor”).
5. When Phil is not busy predicting the weather at Gobbler’s Knob, a rural area about two miles outside of Punxsutawney proper, he lives in the town library…
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