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# Punxsutawney Phil

This year
Six more weeks of winter predicted in Pennsylvania's Groundhog Day ceremony
The ceremony sees the rodent Punxsutawney Phil emerge from his burrow and choose one of two scrolls to decide the upcoming weather.
Last year
Punxsutawney Phil predicts six more weeks of winter in Groundhog Day ceremony
The groundhog will be summoned from its tree stump at dawn to predict whether or not spring will arrive early.
All time
It’s Groundhog Day in a time of pandemic
The annual ceremony foretelling the end of winter will be held in Pennsylvania, with no crowds allowed.
Groundhog Day: Early spring a certainty, says Punxsutawney Phil
The annual event has its origins in a German legend.
Early spring to relieve US after polar vortex, Groundhog Day's Punxsutawney Phil predicts
The annual event has heralded an early spring.
Groundhog Day: Six more weeks of winter, says Punxsutawney Phil
America’s furriest – and, frankly, least productive – weatherman made his annual appearance today.
Spring is on the way according to this world-renowned weather forecaster
Punxsutawney Phil, the inspiration for the Bill Murray comedy Groundhog Day, appeared this morning and (for once) didn’t see his shadow.
Six more weeks of winter? Groundhogs differ on forecasts
Punxsutawney Phil, generally considered the most reputable groundhog, is predicting more wintery conditions.