2016 Groundhog Day Results: Early Spring, Six More Weeks Of Winter? Punxsutawney Phil Makes His Big Reveal Live Online

Groundhog Day 2016

Groundhog Day is celebrated on February 2, 2016, and if you are looking forward to an early spring, the question of the day on Tuesday will be “Did Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow?” Find out how to watch his prediction live online (link below) and let’s hope for good news.

Last year, the famous groundhog predicted six more weeks of winter and his forecast was spot on in many areas of the country. However, this year it may be difficult for Phil to see his shadow when he peeks out of his home at Gobblers Knob in Punxsutawney, Philadelphia.

According to Weather.com, the weather for Tuesday morning looks relatively mild for this time of year, with temps starting out in the low 40s. Although rain or snow is not predicted, it will be mostly cloudy when Phil leaves his comfy burrow.

Rain or shine, Punxsutawney Phil will make his annual appearance at 7:20 a.m. ET on Tuesday. Every year a crowd of early risers gather to witness his annual prognostication and this year will be no different. To make it even more special, it’s the 130th anniversary of Groundhog Day.

Penn Live reports that last year 11,000 people showed up on Groundhog Day to watch Phil make a very brief appearance. The temps hovered around 15 degrees last year, so the crowds of onlookers who show the 40 degree temps that are expect on Tuesday will make the event a little more comfortable.  

If you’re not one of the thousands who head to Pennsylvania to watch the groundhog make his prediction, watch a live webcast of the big event here. If you miss the news, get live updates on Twitter @VisitPA.

If you believe in the myth, expect six more weeks of winter if Phil sees his shadow on Groundhog Day, or an early spring if he does not. 

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