Punxsutawney Phil Predicts Six More Weeks of Winter
Weather groundhog sees more winter, Bill Murray still reliving day
By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette
“Well, it’s Groundhog Day… again… and that must mean we’re up here at Gobbler’s Knob waiting for the forecast from the world’s most-famous groundhog weatherman, Punxsutawney Phil, who’s just about to tell us how much more winter we can expect.” – Phil Connors
Every Feb. 2, at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the world famous groundhog emerges from his slumber to make a prediction about how much more winter we’ll be seeing for the year. As the legend goes, if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather. If he does not see his shadow, there will be an early spring.
Today’s proclamation, listed at Punxsutawney Phil’s official website, states:
“Here Ye, Here Ye, Here ye
Now this second day of February, two thousand and twenty-one, the one hundred and thirty fifth annual trek of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club…
Punxsutawney Phil, the Seer of Seers, the Prognosticator of all Prognosticators, was awakened from his borrow at 7:25 am by his handler and friend, on this quite morning where few can attend.
In Groundhogese, Phil directed the President and the Inner Circle to his prediction scroll that reads.
It is a beautiful morning this I can see,
With all my fans viewing virtually.
With my faithful followers being safe and secure,
Our tradition of Groundhog Day must endure.
We all have passed through the darkness of night,
But now see hope of morning’s bright light.
When I turn to see, there is a perfect shadow cast of me.
Six more weeks of winter there will be!”
Phil Connors could not be reached for comment, so the Navarro County Gazette will try again tomorrow. And the day after that. And the day after that.