Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his stump in northwest Pennsylvania Tuesday morning and told us what we pretty much figured out after enduring the previous 48 hours: There will be 6 more weeks of winter.
Phil was pulled from his home in Punxsutawney on this, Groundhog Day, and saw his shadow. By rule, that means we’ll have to put up with 6 more weeks of winter weather instead of an early Spring.
Of course, after getting nearly 2 feet of snow here in Schuylkill County between Sunday and Monday, it may be another 6 weeks until we finally dig out from the Great Nor’easter of 2021.
Punxsutawney Phil Sees His Shadow – 6 More Weeks of Winter
Groundhog Day typically draws thousands of people to Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney. But due to continued fears of the coronavirus pandemic, the 2021 version of Groundhog Day was held virtually.
Yes, the famous Inner Circle gathered Tuesday morning to wake Phil up from his sleep for the 135th time in the history of this unique event, but no one from the public could attend.
Otherwise, the event was held as it always was. And this morning, Phil emerged from his stump and gave the following forecast:
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!
Didn’t get up at the crack of dawn to see the virtual Groundhog Day celebration this year? No worries. You can watch it right here: