Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow. It's six more weeks of winter

From JSOnline:
Anthony DiMattia
York Daily Record

Not even the COVID-19 pandemic, nor snow, could keep Punxsutawney Phil from getting his job done on Groundhog Day on Tuesday.

The great weather-predicting groundhog could not be stopped, forecasting six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow during the annual spectacle at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

Over the 135 year-tradition, it is the 106th time Phil has seen his shadow.

While the event usually draws thousands to the borough in Jefferson County northeast of Pittsburgh, this year's festivities were all virtual.

The exception: About a dozen members of Phil's "Inner Circle," a group of men in top hats who organize the event each year. Some cardboard cutouts of some previous attendees were placed around the tiny hill just outside Punxsutawney.

Read more: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/nation/2021/02/02/groundhog-day-punxsutawney-phil-sees-shadow-six-more-weeks-winte/4351413001/

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