Groundhog: Get Ready for 6 More Weeks

Groundhog Day is here again...and winter is here for a bit longer
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2010 6:50 AM CST
John Griffiths, a handler of the weather-predicting groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, holds Phil after removing him from his stump at Gobbler's Knob on Groundhog Day 2009, in Punxsutawney, Pa.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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(Newser) – PETA may be calling for his replacement-by-robot, but that didn't stop Punxsutawney Phil from doing his job today. The most famous weather forecaster on four legs saw his shadow this morning in Gobbler's Knob, and you know what that means: six more weeks of winter. Conveniently enough, the official end of winter is March 20—six weeks and four days away, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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