Six More Weeks of Winter

The world's most famous groundhog emerged from his hole at Gobbler's  Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, this morning and saw his  shadow--which presumably means we're in for six more weeks of winter. The Washington Post reports  that Phil crawled out of his burrow around 7:25 a.m. to make his  prediction--but notes, "How he managed to see his shadow with clouds  blocking the sun is a bit of a mystery." Phil has also exhibited a  pro-shadow-seeing bias over the years; since his first prediction in  1887, he's spotted his shadow 104 times. In any case, one can only  assume that Punxsutawney Phil then promptly retreated underground to  watch his favorite Bill Murray movie, Groundhog Day.

Source:  Washington Post