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Seeing shadows or not: How the groundhog scores against the climate record

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In Gobbler's Knob, Pennsylvania, at the crack of dawn today, the nation's most famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadowoffsite link and, as the legend has it, six more weeks of winter.

 

In Gobbler's Knob, Pennsylvania, at the crack of dawn today, the nation's most famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadowoffsite link and, as the legend has it, six more weeks of winter.

How accurate was Phil's 2017 prediction?

In 2017, he also saw his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter. He missed his mark, though: The contiguous United States saw above average temperatures in both February and March of last year.

 

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