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Groundhog sees shadow, predicts more winter

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Last Edited: February 2, 2008, 12:36 pm

Groundhog sees shadow, predicts more winter
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Punxsutawney Phil was pulled from his stump by members of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle, including official Groundhog Handler John Griffiths.





?PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — Brace yourself for more wintry weather.
Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow Saturday, leading the groundhog to forecast six more weeks of winter.

The rodent was pulled from his stump by members of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle, top-hat- and tuxedo-wearing businessmen who carry out the tradition.

Each Feb. 2, thousands of people descend on Punxsutawney, a town of about 6,100 people some 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, to celebrate what had essentially been a German superstition.

The belief is that if a hibernating animal cast a shadow on Feb. 2 — the Christian holiday of Candlemas — winter would last another six weeks. If no shadow was seen, legend said spring would come early.


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Comments

1.
spy153Comment by spy153 - February 2, 2008, 4:08 pm
Do you think we can make it?
2.
angelmComment by angelm - February 2, 2008, 4:11 pm
spy,I don't know!I am so ready for some warm weather right now!!
3.
justxploringComment by justxploring - February 2, 2008, 5:09 pm
Cheap rates at the Justxploring Inn. LOL

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