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Punxsutawney Phil Makes His Prediction

It's Groundhog Day, again

(Newser) - It's Groundhog Day—again—and Punxsutawney Phil has predicted an early spring. The country's most famous groundhog emerged from his den Friday and did not see his shadow, Axios reports. Thousands of people gathered at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, for a tradition that has been going...

Groundhog Day Guy Is Back. Groundhog Day Guy Is Back.

Stephen Tobolowsky stars in 8 different 'time loop' Lay's ads that will air on Groundhog Day

(Newser) - Frito-Lay is giving the world a sequel to Groundhog Day, sort of. The snack company has created eight different commercials starring Stephen Tobolowsky, who played Ned Ryerson in the 1993 comedy, as a guy who's just trying to buy some Lay's potato chips but finds himself stuck in...

Groundhog Day Took a Tragic Turn in Quebec

Organizers announced death of 'Fred la Marmotte'

(Newser) - Groundhog Day took a somber turn in Quebec Thursday when organizers announced that the groundhog, Fred la Marmotte, had died during hibernation. Roberto Blondin delivered the sad news after 40 minutes of music and dancing at the event in Val-d'Espoir, the CBC reports. "In life, the only thing...

The Groundhogs Have Spoken
The Groundhogs
Have Spoken

The Groundhogs Have Spoken

The consensus: 6 more weeks of winter, unfortunately

(Newser) - We're in for six more weeks of winter if you're one to believe Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators, and Weather Prophet Extraordinary. And yes, that is the groundhog's full title. Members of Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Groundhog Club who gathered at Phil'...

Punxsutawney Phil Makes His Official Call

Sorry, but Groundhog Day prediction out of Pa. is 6 more weeks of winter

(Newser) - If you were hoping for an early spring, better climb back into bed. Early Wednesday, Punxsutawney Phil made his annual Groundhog Day prediction on what the weather is looking like for the near future, and it appears we have six more weeks of winter ahead of us, reports the Pittsburgh ...

Weather-Predicting Groundhog Dies Just Before His Big Day

'Milltown Mel' crosses the rainbow bridge

(Newser) - It's Groundhog Day, but Milltown, NJ, isn't celebrating this year. "Milltown Mel," the town's weather-prognosticating groundhog, died within days of the holiday. "We Wranglers are sad to report that Milltown Mel recently crossed over the rainbow bridge," the groundhog's official Facebook page...

Mayor Admits Groundhog Was Dead on Groundhog Day

This has happened before, caretaker says

(Newser) - As Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, strange news has emerged about a different holiday north of the border. Authorities in South Bruce Peninsula have admitted that groundhog Wiarton Willie, the Canadian equivalent of Punxsutawney Phil, died of a tooth abscess before this year's Groundhog Day. While the pandemic made this year'...

On Groundhog Day, Phil Sees His Shadow

Punxsutawney Phil predicts 6 more weeks of winter

(Newser) - 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, per the AP . Members of Phil's “inner circle” woke up the furry critter at 7:25am at Gobbler’s Knob...

Groundhog Declares 'a Certainty'
'a Certainty'

Groundhog Declares 'a Certainty'

Early spring is coming

(Newser) - Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog on Sunday declared: “Spring will be early, it's a certainty,” reports the AP . At sunrise on Groundhog Day, members of Punxsutawney Phil's top hat-wearing inner circle revealed the cuddly oracle's prediction—his 134th, according to the Pennsylvania Tourism Office. Awoken...

Shadow or No Shadow? The Groundhog Has Spoken

Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow, meaning a supposedly early spring

(Newser) - As the country continued to teeth-chatter its way this week through the polar vortex, some looked forward to Saturday, when a certain weather-watching rodent was set to make his prediction for 2019. And the verdict from Punxsutawney Phil is in: The groundhog didn't see his shadow, which supposedly means...

Punxsutawney Phil Makes His Forecast

Six more weeks of winter

(Newser) - Punxsutawney Phil made his usual forecast on Friday: Six more weeks of winter. Yes, the world's most famous groundhog saw his shadow at sunrise during the traditional Groundhog Day festivities in Pennsylvania, according to his human handlers. That's par for the course: The AP notes that records show...

Punxsutawney Phil Delivers His Forecast

Six more weeks of winter

(Newser) - The groundhog has spoken: No early spring. The handlers of Punxsutawney Phil say he saw his shadow Thursday morning during the traditional Groundhog Day festivities in Pennsylvania, meaning six more weeks of winter. For Phil fans, it's not a big surprise: Records show the groundhog has predicted an early...

The Groundhog Has Spoken
 The Groundhog 
 Has Spoken 

The Groundhog Has Spoken

Punxsutawney Phil sees no shadow, predicts early spring

(Newser) - It's Groundhog Day, and Punxsutawney Phil already has issued his winter forecast: an early spring. At the annual tradition in Pennsylvania's Gobbler's Knob, the groundhog emerged from his cage (which looks like a tree trunk) and saw no shadow, according to the emcee of the Groundhog Club....

Groundhog Chomps Wisconsin Mayor's Ear

6 more weeks of pain in Sun Prairie?

(Newser) - It was a Groundhog Day that the mayor of Sun Prairie, Wis., definitely won't want to relive over and over again. As a handler held Jimmy the groundhog close to Mayor Jon Freund so the official could hear Jimmy's "prediction" yesterday, the animal bit him on the...

Rejoice, Winter: Groundhog Sees Shadow

Punxsutawney Phil says 6 more weeks of winter; Staten Island Chuck begs to differ

(Newser) - Like last year , Punxsutawney Phil rose early this morning, looked around, and doomed us all to six more weeks of winter, reports the AP . The official proclamation: "Forecasts abound on the Internet, but I, Punxsutawney Phil, am still your best bet. Yes, a shadow I see, you can...

Mayor de Blasio a Groundhog Killer?

Staten Island Chuck died a week after Groundhog Day fall

(Newser) - Staten Island Chuck has died, and he apparently didn't just peacefully pass on to "that big farm in the sky," as one NYC lawmaker puts it. Rather, as per the rather breathless New York Post , "Mayor Bill de Blasio has groundhog blood on his hands!"...

De Blasio Drops Groundhog
 De Blasio Drops 

De Blasio Drops Groundhog

NYC coincidentally in for 6 more weeks of winter

(Newser) - Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning, but his Big Apple counterpart saw his shadow take a tumble: As the Staten Island Advance reports, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio fumbled and dropped Staten Island Chuck at this morning's large-rodent-as-weather-prognosticator festivities. Chuck—full name Charles G. Hogg—appears unharmed, though...

Guess Who Saw His Shadow?
 Guess Who Saw His Shadow? 

Guess Who Saw His Shadow?

6 more weeks of this. Thanks, Punxsutawney Phil

(Newser) - The handlers for groundhog Punxsutawney Phil say he's forecasting six more weeks of what already has felt like a brutally long and cold winter. Pennsylvania's famed groundhog emerged from his lair in front of thousands of fans around daybreak today. Legend has it that if the furry rodent...

Another State Calls for Punxsutawney Phil's Head

Maryland's Montgomery County PD issues wanted poster for groundhog

(Newser) - Seems Punxsutawney Phil is on everybody's not-so-hot list after promising an early spring that didn't exactly come to pass. Days after an Ohio prosecutor indicted the weather-predicting groundhog , calling for the death penalty, a Maryland police department has issued a wanted poster , DCist reports. The critter is wanted...

Punxsutawney Phil Faces Execution Threat

Prosecutor furious over groundhog's 'misrepresentation of spring'

(Newser) - Punxsutawney Phil could be in serious trouble. He didn't see his shadow this year , meaning spring should come early. But the season has shown no signs of arriving as of yet in Ohio's Butler County, and a prosecutor there has "indicted" Phil, charging him with "misrepresentation...

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