Guess Who Saw His Shadow Today?
Phil sees shadow, predicts no early spring
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2009 7:55 AM CST
Ben Hughes holds Phil in the air after removing him from his stump at Gobbler's Knob on Groundhog Day, Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, in Punxsutawney, Pa.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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(Newser) – Punxsutawney Phil, America’s most famous midget weatherman, saw his shadow today—meaning those reaching to put away the hats and scarves get to hold off another six weeks, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Thousands in Pennsylvania watched the groundhog see his shadow for the 97th time since 1887—he’s only predicted an early end to winter 15 times. The official start of spring is March 20.