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Punxsutawney Phil Declares: Early Spring

Famed groundhog didn't see his shadow
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2011 6:58 AM CST

(Newser) – Can it be? A glimmer of good, 45-degree news? Punxsutawney Phil emerged today and did not see his shadow, meaning his annual weather forecast is for an early spring, reports the AP. To the cynical: Phil has seen his shadow 98 of the 113 years that have been recorded since 1887, meaning he had about an 87% chance of predicting six more weeks of winter. (Read more groundhog day stories.)

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