The famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil , of Gobbler's Knob, Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, declared this morning at sunrise before an estimated 30,000 hardy viewers, the following:
"As I look around me, a bright sky I see, and a shadow beside me.Six more weeks of winter it will be!"
Goundhog Day has been held in Punxsutawney, PA at Gobbler's Knob since 1887, and is based mainly on a German superstition that if a hibernating animal casts a shadow February 2 -- the Christian holiday of Candlemas -- winter will last another six weeks. If no shadow is seen, legend says spring will be early.
In any event, it is only 46 days until Spring -- March 20, 2008!