Punxsutawney Phil: Groundhog Day 2011?

Wednesday marks the 125th-anniversary Groundhog Day celebrations in Punsutawney, Pennsylvania.

On Groundhog Day 2011, Punxsutawney Phil gives his annual weather forecast, his handlers say the show will go on despite a winter weather warning.

Punxsutawney Phil is one weatherman that everyone agrees is all style and no science.

Since 2008, Puxutawney Phil has predicted a long winter. What can we expect tomorrow?

asked by Anna in Holidays | 1867 views | 02-01-2011 at 06:44 PM

I think it will be another long winter. If Punxsutawney Phil doesn't see his shadow, that means spring is right around the corner. If he does see it, he will return to his burrow because spring is at least six weeks away.

Regardless of whether Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow tomorrow, one thing is for sure: expect more snow.

Groundhog Day has its origins in an old celebration of Candlemas, a point midway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox.

For those who doubt Punxsutawney Phil's accuracy in prediction, it is affirmed that he is always accurate, while meterologists only get it right 70% of the time.

answered by Victoria | 02-01-2011 at 06:48 PM

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