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Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney

Punxsutawney Phil, the weather-forecasting groundhog, emerged from his burrow in Pennsylvania, saw his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter.

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Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney

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  1. Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney

  2. Co-handler John Griffiths holds Punxsutawney Phil for the crowd gathered at Gobbler's Knob on the 132nd Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, February 2, 2018.

  3. Groundhog Club Inner Circle member Jeff Lundy holds a scroll revealing Punxsutawney Phil's forecast for six more weeks of winter.

  4. One of Punxsutawney Phil's followers holds a sign encouraging warmer weather.

  5. Alex Domingo of Indianapolis, Indiana, watches early morning entertainment at Gobbler's Knob. According to legend, if the groundhog emerges from his dwelling and sees his shadow, six more weeks of winter should be expected.

  6. Punxsutawney Phil greets reporters. Groundhogs, portly animals belonging to the squirrel family, have been offering weather predictions in Punxsutawney, which has a population of about 6,000 people, since 1887. REUTERS/Alan Freed

  7. Groundhog Club Inner Circle members Dave Gigliotti and Dan McGinnis welcome a large crowd.

  8. Ryan Teti, of Youngstown, Ohio, wears a groundhog hat while watching the festivities. REUTERS/Alan Freed

  9. Groundhog co-handler A.J. Derume holds Punxsutawney Phil. But another celebrated groundhog, Chuck in the New York City borough of Staten Island, did not see his shadow on Friday and instead predicted an early spring.

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