Groundhog Day 2013: Punxsutawney Phil Does Not See His Shadow

Spring Is Near! Phil Sees No Shadow

It's Groundhog Day and time to break out the sunglasses!

Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Weather Prophet Extraordinary signaled an early spring this morning after failing to spot his shadow, reports the Associated Press.

Gobbler's Knob was quite the sight, with visitors gathering at a rural Pennsylvania hilltop to watch the groundhog of lore predict the weather.

Beginning in 1887, this is Phil's 126th year on the job. In the past, the Weather Prophet Extraordinary has seen his shadow more often than not. However, he has only been right about 39% of the time, according to the National Climatic Data Center. Maybe it's not the time to pack away your winter coat just yet.

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