Did Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow? Here’s the Groundhog Day 2021 reveal

Did Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow? Here’s the Groundhog Day 2021 reveal

Now, the fact the woodchuck is expecting more cold days ahead isn't all that surprising. the furry little bastards have predicted that 106 times over the course of a 135-year run that they've been looking to Phil for a weather report.

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While every day of the last 11 months has felt like the plot of the movie "Groundhog Day", tomorrow actually is Groundhog Day.

There will be six more weeks of winter, Punxsutawney Phil predicted as he emerged from his burrow on a snowy Tuesday morning to perform his Groundhog Day duties. German settlers in North America brought the tradition with them, and the badger was replaced by the groundhog.

Phil was awakened at 7:25 a.m. and made his prediction in front of about 16 members of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club at Gobbler's Knob.

"You look lovely", club president Jeff Lundy told Phil, who directed members to one of two scrolls. "Phil!". This year, however, the event was online - livestreamed to Phil's fans, who numbered more than 15,000 at one point. The lore goes that if he sees his shadow as he did this year, there will be six more weeks of winter.

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Another member of the "inner circle" noted the uniqueness of the past year.

In an event dating back to 1887, each year on 2 February onlookers have made their way to the hill, near the town of Punxsutawney, northeast of Pittsburgh, to watch for a sign of the end of winter from a groundhog.

This year, Phil, as in many years in the past, will be giving his forecast during a major snowstorm that is hitting the entire northeast of the US. On February 2 past year, Phil had predicted an early spring.

A representative from Investors Bank, the event's sponsor, announced Chuck's prediction.

According to the Staten Island Zoo, Chuck has an nearly 80% accuracy rate with his predictions. This year, there will be no in-person attendance or guests on the grounds, according to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club.

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