By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette

Punxsutawney Phil, the weather-predicting prognosticator of prognosticators, awoke sleepily from his burrow for his 137th weather prediction at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The seer of seers then informed visitors in attendance and online to prepare for six more weeks of winter.

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.

Phil’s prognostication for today reads:

“Hear ye! Hear ye!

Now on this February 2nd Punxsutawney Phil,
The seer of seers,
Was awakened from his wintery nap
At dawn on Gobbler’s Knob
Phil looked to the skies and then,
Speaking in Groundhogese,
Directed this President Dunkel
To the proper scroll, which reads..
I see the morning has brought the finest people
I see their bravery and spirit
The time has come – I can feel it
The excitement – I can hear it
I see the folks with gray in their hair
And the kids all young and scrawny
Their eyes and cheeks aglow
From the cold, clean air of sweet Punxsutawney
I see that everyone knows their part
And I am merely the sage
But above all else, I see a SHADOW on my stage!
So no matter how you measure
It’s 6 more weeks of winter weather!”

To learn more about Groundhog Day and see related groundhog events, visit Punxsutawney Phil’s official website.

Pittsburg weatherman Phil Connors still remains unavailable for comment.

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