GOBBLER’S KNOB, PA. - Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow during official Groundhog Day ceremonies in Gobbler’s Knob, Pa. on Feb. 2.
According to lore and legend posted at www.groundhog.org, when Phil sees his shadow it means six more weeks of winter.
Punxsutawney Phil has been making predictions for more than 120 years and his supporters say he’s accurate 100 percent of the time.
The celebration of Groundhog Day began with Pennsylvania's earliest settlers. They brought with them the legend of Candlemas Day, which states, "For as the sun shines on Candlemas Day, so far will the snow swirl in May..."
Punxsutawney held its first Groundhog Day in the 1800s. The first official trek to Gobbler's Knob was made on February 2, 1887.
So the story goes, Punxsutawney Phil was named after King Phillip. Prior to being called Phil, he was called Br'er Groundhog.
For more information about Groundhog Day or Punxsutawney Phil, visit www.groundhog.org.