Punxsutawney Phil Sees Shadow, Predicts Six More Weeks of Winter

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It's an annual ritual in the hamlet of Punxutawney, Pennsylvania. High hats and ceremony awaited the emergence of Phil, the resident growndhog and the reading of a proclamation. And the crowd at Phil's lair at Gobbler's Knob was not disappointed. Gardeners, rejoice! Phil saw his shadow, which "means" that spring is still six weeks away.

The text of the proclamation follows:

Phil's official forecast as read February 2nd, 2009 at sunrise at Gobbler's Knob:

Hear Ye Hear Ye Hear Ye

On Gobbler's Knob on this glorious Groundhog Day, February 2nd, 2010, Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, prognosticator of all Prognosticators awoke to the call of President Bill Deeley and greeted his handlers, John Griffiths and Ben Hughes.

After casting a joyful eye towards thousands of his faithful followers, Phil proclaimed,

"If you want to know what's next, you must read my text. As the sky shines bright above me, my shadow I see beside me. So six more weeks of winter it will be."


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