Phil Predicts a Longer Winter

Pennsylvania's famed groundhog sees his shadow
By Robin Frost,  Newser User
Posted Feb 2, 2008 10:45 AM CST
A crowd is shown through a fisheye lens in Punxsutawney, Pa., on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Bundle up. Punxsutawney Phil, America's most famous groundhog, saw his shadow this morning and predicted six more weeks of winter, the AP reports. About 30,000 people  descended on the Pennsylvania town to see Phil pulled from his tree stump by members of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle, clad in their traditional top hats and tuxes.

It was not a unanimous decision in the groundhog world, however. Gen. Beauregard Lee, Phil's counterpart in Lilburn, Ga., did not see his shadow and issued a conflicting prediction—an early start to spring. Stay tuned. (Read more Punxsutawney Phil stories.)