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Update 7:27 a.m. ET Feb. 2: on Tuesday morning, Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil came out that his burrow at Gobbler’s Knob and also saw his shadow, predicting six much more weeks the winter.
#PunxsutawneyPhil simply saw his shadow! space you happy with his prediction? https://t.co/pbhPHrh8pM #GroundhogDay #WPXI pic.twitter.com/hSeuWL9hFH— WPXI (
Original report: according to WPXI-TV and also The associated Press, Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil is slated to make his yearly forecast early Tuesday from Gobbler’s Knob in a Groundhog’s Day tradition that began much more than 130 year ago.
A gloomy Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil says more winter Groundhog society handler A.J. Dereume stop Punxsutawney Phil, the weather prognosticating groundhog, during the 135th celebration of Groundhog job on Gobbler"s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa. Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. Phil"s handlers claimed that the groundhog has actually forecast six much more weeks of winter weather during this year"s event that was organized without everyone in attendance due to potential COVID-19 risks. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger)
“With the aid of the tuxedo-clad members that the mysterious Inner Circle, Phil shares his prediction with the world,” the Pennsylvania travel Office’s Holi-stay PA composed in a news release. “If that sees his shadow, that regards it together an omen that six more weeks of winter and returns come his hole, and also if not, he predicts the spring is just roughly the corner.”
Although the occasion usually color etc an in-person audience the thousands, this year, fans will certainly watch essentially as the lovable rodent comes the end of his burrow around dawn, the news outlets reported. The change comes as the people continues to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
To watch the main live stream of the event, click here. Spectators will be treated to seasonal music, food and drink recipes, crafts and also more, according to the travel department’s news release.
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In an Instagram post Tuesday morning, the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club shared a video clip showing several life-size cardboard cutouts the spectators.
“The ‘crowd’ has started come arrive!” the club quipped in the caption. “We miss you this year, Groundhoggers!”