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Groundhog day prediction: six more weeks of winter

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PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog says there will be six more weeks of winter.

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow Friday morning. That means everyone can expect six more weeks of winter-like weather. If he hadn't seen his shadow, we could have expected spring-like temperatures.

In reality, Phil's prediction is decided ahead of time by the group on Gobbler's Knob, a tiny hill just outside of Punxsutawney. That's about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

Records dating to 1887 show Phil predicting more winter 102 times while forecasting an early spring just 18 times. No records exist for the remaining years.

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