"Groundhog Day is something you can only find in our commonwealth, and we're honored to share Phil's prediction with visitors, residents, and the millions of families watching from their homes", said Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf. Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow this morning, meaning that spring is on its way.
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Every Feb. 2, Americans let a pudgy rodent named Punxsutawney Phil predict the onset of either spring or more winter weather when he emerges from his burrow in western Pennsylvania. There is a bit of a thaw ahead in the US, according to the Weather Channel, but more freezing temperatures loom in the coming weeks as well, and it seems like winter is far from over. On Candlemas, the clergy would bless and give out candles to last congregants for the rest of winter. Even then, it marked a milestone in the winter, and the weather that day was important.
"There is no shadow of me, a attractive spring it shall be", Punxsutawney Phil's scroll read Saturday morning.
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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio stopped attending Staten Island's Groundhog Day ceremony in 2015, a year after he accidentally dropped the furry critter that died a week later.
According to Stormfax, Phil's predictions have been correct in 39 percent of the time. Since the first reported Groundhog Day results in 1886, Phil has predicted long winters 104 times and an early spring only 18 times (nine years went without records). His predictions were wrong in both 2017 and 2018.
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This measure is called the backstop. "The House of Commons will have to vote again mid-February on Plan C. And it will have to be Plan A all over again but with even more pressure of no-deal Brexit looming".