Groundhog doesn’t see his shadow, predicting early spring

groundhog doesn't see shadow
Punxsutawney Phil evealing spring is coming early.

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — Members of Punxsutawney (puhnk-suh-TAW’-nee) Phil’s inner circle revealed spring is coming early.

Handlers for Pennsylvania’s most famous prognosticating groundhog say he didn’t see his shadow when the sun rose Saturday.

Groundhog Day is February 2nd every year

The festivities have their origin in a German legend that says if a furry rodent casts a shadow on Feb. 2, winter continues. If not, spring comes early.

groundhog doesn't see shadow

In reality, Phil’s prediction is decided ahead of time by the group on Gobbler’s Knob, a tiny hill just outside Punxsutawney. That’s about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.