Punxsutawney Phil Predicts an Early Spring

Punxsutawney Phil Predicts an Early Spring

Punxsutawney Phil Predicts an Early Spring

After the Polar Vortex, we're hoping that this freezing weather will end soon.

After rapping on the door to Punxsutawney Phil's burrow, his handlers retrieved him from the log.

Luckily, Punxsutawney Phil is about to tell us if spring will be coming early or if we'll have to endure six more weeks of winter.

The groundhog pointed his nose toward one, thus making his prediction. From Motown to country to rap, even Bach, there's Aretha and Elvis; yeah, The Beatles rock.

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As the Midwest and East Coast try to recover from this week's risky Arctic blast, Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog was gearing up to reveal there would be some relief for the likes of Minnesota where -56F weather had brought air travel and road travel, the mail network, plus schools and businesses to a pause. "I came in second place past year, so I wanted to up my game", she said.

While Chuck's record is better - he has gotten it right 80 percent of the time, compared to Phil's 40-percent record - Phil was the first groundhog to guess spring's fate. Stop the music, he is my forecast. Faithful followers, there is no shadow of me - a handsome spring, it shall be. "A handsome spring it shall be!"

It was with these things in mind that Phil's fans and followers flocked to Gobbler's Knob first thing Saturday morning - after a full day of activities and the Groundhog Banquet on Friday - to hear what the Seer of Seers had to say. On that day, superstition held that if it were sunny and clear, a long winter was expected.

Sony Pictures Virtual Reality, Immersive Entertainment, and Tequila Works have announced Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son, a sequel to the 1993-released film Groundhog Day, for PlayStation VR, Oculus, and Vive. Alternately, a cloudy day meant an early spring.

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