Welp….it appears that Spring may be coming early this year!
According to CNN, Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his hovel Wednesday and saw his shadow, which — according to tradition — means that spring will come early this year. Phil, whose first name comes from the Pennsylvania town where he lives, emerged at 7:20 a.m. ET and hung out with the well-dressed gentlemen presiding over the event without retreating inside.
Tuesday’s Groundhog Day festivities in Punxsutawney marked the town’s 125 celebration of the annual event. Phil’s prediction is likely welcome news for residents in the path of a monster snow and ice storm stretching from Texas to New Hampshire.
Is it just us or something about this doesn’t feel right???
UPDATE: Looks like CNN made an error in their story. When Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his hole this morning, he DID NOT see his shadow, which means that Spring will come early this year, as reported. The story we quoted from CNN stated that the groundhog DID see his shadow, which is not true. When the groundhog sees his shadow it means that we have 6 more weeks of winter, but since Phil didn’t see his shadow, tradition states that we will have an early Spring.