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Groundhog Sees Shadow, Predicts 6 More Weeks of Winter

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Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning, predicting six more weeks of winter:

 "Thousands gathered on Gobbler's Knob in Jefferson County to await the groundhog's annual prediction. The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club said Phil has seen his shadow 98 times since 1887, hasn't seen it 15 times, and there are no records for nine years. Phil's weather predicting stems from a German tradition says if a hibernating animal casts a shadow Feb. 2, the Christian holiday of Candlemas, winter will last another six weeks. Spring would come early if there is no shadow.

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