Every year on February 2nd, Punxsutawney Phil comes out of his burrow at Gobbler's Knob and predicts whether spring is just around the corner, or if we're in for 6 more weeks of winter.
This year, Phil got it wrong, as he so often does.
On the first day of spring on Wednesday, the Northeast was blasted with snow and chilly weather.
Statistically, Phil is actually wrong more often than he should be if he were just guessing.
Maybe it's time for a new profession. Especially now that things are getting serious.
Omg that is so funny!
And so cute.
We had no idea what it was at first until he sticks his little head out.
People might hate how they "ruin lawns" but we think they're just too cute.
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In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania the world's most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, climbed to Gobbler's Knob, ready to predict how far away spring was.
More than 18,000 people arrived to see Phil's prediction.
The Inner Circle is a small group of men who work closely with Phil and they're the ones who pass on his prediction.
The Inner Circle's vice president said:
"Phil's prediction is predicated on what Phil tells our president. Using a chirp and a click and a wink of an eye."
Sounds very magical.
So… what did Phil predict this year?
He saw his shadow! Oh no! Six more weeks of winter!
The entire crowd erupted into boos.
But never fear, even though Phil has been making predictions since 1887 (he looks great for his age) his accuracy is only about 39%.
So let's hope he's wrong and spring is just around the corner!
[Image via AP Images.]
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