Punxsutawney Phil Predicts 6 More Weeks of Winter: Groundhog Day 2023

Punxsutawney, PA – Punxsutawney Phil has made his annual Groundhog Day prediction and the news is in: winter isn’t over yet! The beloved groundhog emerged from his burrow this morning and, according to legend, saw his shadow, which means we have six more weeks of winter to look forward to.

The 130-year-old tradition of Groundhog Day has been celebrated in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania since 1887. Every year, thousands of people gather to watch Phil make his prediction, and this year was no exception. The festivities were livestreamed due to the pandemic and Phil’s prediction was broadcasted around the world.

The news may not be what many people wanted to hear, but the mayor of Punxsutawney is taking the prediction in stride. “We can’t control the weather, but we can control our attitude,” said Mayor Jeff Kraus. “I’m sure everyone will make the best of the next six weeks.”

The groundhog’s prediction may not be scientifically accurate, but it’s still a fun tradition. As the Duluth News Tribune put it, “Six more weeks of winter? You bet!”