On Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney Phil, the most famous groundhog of all, has made his annual prediction. According to the legend, if Phil sees his shadow, winter will last for six more weeks. However, this year the prediction was disputed by Staten Island Chuck, who said otherwise.
Punxsutawney Phil left his burrow on February 2nd, and according to the legend, he saw his shadow. This means that winter will last for at least six more weeks. However, Staten Island Chuck disagreed, saying that an early spring is on its way.
The weather prediction of Punxsutawney Phil has been accurate about 39 percent of the time since 1887, according to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club. This means that Phil is correct slightly more than one out of every three years.
In an editorial, the Duluth News Tribune declared that Phil was right this year and that winter will last for six more weeks.
Punxsutawney Phil made his prediction on Groundhog Day, but it will remain to be seen if he is correct or not. Viewers can follow the full coverage on USNN.