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The quirky tradition was immortalised in 1993 in the hit comedy movie Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray.
gov/customer-support/education-resources/groundhog-day) NOAA determined that the data collected and recorded based on weather and Phil's predictions show , "No predictive skill for the groundhog during the most recent years of this analysis.
Bellairs said the odds of visitors having a good time at this year's Groundhog Days -- which runs Thursday through Sunday, Feb.
On Groundhog Day, check out Punxsutawney Phil's weather prediction, but don't put away your winter jackets based on his prediction.
On Groundhog Day there will be news reports across the nation, focusing on a grinning reporter holding up a groggy rodent.
Acquisition provides Atrum with a 68% increase in its consolidated foot-print in the Groundhog Coalfield to 38,369 hectares
The Inner Circle - a group of town elders who don top hats and tuxedos on Groundhog Day each year to oversee the ceremony - were pleased with the result.
Last year, Phil was said to have seen his shadow and predicted a long winter - a verdict that caused some controversy among groundhog and weather cognoscenti, given that it had been an exceptionally mild winter anyway.
Thousands of spectators gathered at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to watch Phil the Groundhog make his annual weather prediction.
The groundhog is clearly the resurrected Christ, the ever hopeful renewal of life at springtime, at a time of pagan-Christian holidays," he said, adding: "And when I say that the groundhog is Jesus, I say that with great respect.
These early settlers brought the tradition of a hedgehog or groundhog predicting weather to Pennsylvania.
A study in National Wildlife Magazine reports that the male groundhog emerging from his lair in February is not looking for his own shadow but perhaps for that of a comely female groundhog.