Punxsutawney Phil Sees Six More Weeks of Winter

Punxsutawney Phil has spoken with an usual prediction during this mild winter.

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Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning, which supposedly means we’ll have six more weeks of a winter that’s already been mild, to say the least.

Somehow we doubt the predictions of our four-legged weatherman are accurate, and National Weather Service meteorologist Lee Hendricks said he agrees.

Hendricks said given current climate conditions, he expects this region will experience above normal temperatures and above normal precipitation through early spring. However, he said, things could always change.

“This is an average, so this doesn’t mean there couldn’t be any anomalies through the next six weeks,” he said. “Trying to get any further into the weeks, you’re really pushing reality.”

With this unseasonably warm weather, it makes you wonder if Phil will even knew where he was when he crawled out of Gobbler's Knob. Does he really have any control over that stuff anymore?

Regardless of whether you believe in Phil’s forecasting skills, Groundhog Day feels like a quaint throwback to the days we could take ourselves a little less seriously. Or maybe it’s just a day to get liquored up and watch a fuzzy rat get pulled from his stump.

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Mike Jones February 02, 2012 at 01:18 PM
So, Phil predicted six more weeks of winter? Has winter even started? I think it's time to retire the ole rat.


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