Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
February 2, 2011 16:46

To the relief of winter-weary Americans, the world's most famous groundhog is predicting an early spring.

Each year on Groundhog Day, which this year fell Wednesday, people look to the rodents to predict just how long winter will last.

Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil emerged around dawn to make his 125th annual weather forecast in front of thousands who braved muddy, icy conditions to hear his handlers reveal that Pennsylvania's prophetic rodent had not seen his shadow.

That translates to an early spring.


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