But those worrying about six months of winter should feel some relief: in the last 30 years, Phil has been right just seven times out of 30, based on the government's analysis of United States temperature data. From that date onwards, people have gathered at the spot every day since, which is silly, because a groundhog has zero clue what is going on at the best of times.
Handler John Griffiths introduces Punxsutawney Phil to the crowd at Gobbler's Knob on the 131st Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, U.S. February 2, 2017. The Punxatawny websiteinsists there has only ever been one Phil-throughout all 132 Groundhog Day ceremonies. That means he's predicting an early spring. Given Phil's percentages, this is controversial.
Groundhog Day is said to come from a European tradition called "Candlemas".
This will be Phil's 132nd year making his prediction - he's been able to live that long by drinking from the "elixir of life", of course. That's about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.
So far, Potomac Phil's predictions have always agreed with those of his more famous counterpart, Punxsutawney Phil.
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