Groundhog Day: 6 More Weeks of Winter, according to Punxsutawney Phil

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MANCScreen Shot 2015-02-02 at 12.35.13 PMHESTER, NH – Good morning, campers!

I will say it’s never a surprise here in New Hampshire to wake up on Groundhog Day and hear that there will be six more weeks of winter.

Given today’s snowfall, on top of last week’s snowfall, in advance of this week’s anticipated snowfall, it’s easy to get used to the idea of being buried alive for at least six more weeks.

My inner Bill Murray is tingling.

First Punxsutawny Phil selfie.
First Punxsutawny Phil selfie.

According to the hubbub at Gobbler’s Knob Feb. 2, Punxsutawney Phil was frightened by his shadow and retreated back to his hole.

The world-famous groundhog made his prediction at 7:28 a.m. in Punxsutawney, Pa., with overcast skies and scattered snow and rain showers moving through the region from the latest winter storm.

The Washington Post created an interactive map to expose Phil’s not-so-stellar prognostications over the past 30 years, although it looks like his track record in NH is better than in other places around the country.

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