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Punxsutawney Phil predicts six more weeks of winter

(CNN) — Punxsutawney Phil — the legendary groundhog weather watcher — woke up and saw his shadow Thursday morning, calling for six more weeks of winter.

Each February 2, on Groundhog Day, the members of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club make the pilgrimage to Gobbler’s Knob, Phil’s official home.

The group waits for Phil to leave his burrow and, legend has it, if he sees his shadow we’re in for six more weeks of winter. If he doesn’t see his shadow, we get to bask in an early spring.

Phil and his friends have been predicting the seasons since 1887, according to his website.

Phil’s prediction track record is not exactly perfect. “On average, Phil has gotten it right 40% of the time over the past 10 years,” the National Centers for Environmental Information noted in 2022.

Despite his mixed record when it comes to actually forecasting the weather, there’s no doubt Phil’s fans still hold him in high regard.

After all, his full title is Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators, and Weather Prophet Extraordinary.