Groundhogs send mixed predictions this Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day. Courtesy Cody Combs

This year, however, Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow!

Can you really believe a groundhog when it comes to predicting the weather?

In 1886, the local newspaper first mentioned the activities of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club.

The legend goes that if the groundhog sees his shadow on February 2, there will be wintry weather for the next six weeks, just about until the start of spring.

Phil's annual prediction draws thousands of revelers to the town of Punxsutawney, about 80 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, every year.

In front of Phil's Burrow at Punxsutawney Library
In front of Phil's Burrow at Punxsutawney Library

Like Father Like Son based is a VR game described as a follow-up Bill Murray's classic film, Groundhog Day.

They say he's been sustained by "groundhog punch" which acts as a kind of elixir of life for the animal. Members of Punxsutawney Phil's top hat-wearing inner circle revealed their forecast at sunrise on Saturday, as the Midwest and East Coast recovered from this week's risky polar vortex and freezing cold temperatures. The groundhog did not see his shadow this morning in Pennsylvania. Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son is breaking the loop of movie sequels sticking to the same media format and will instead be a virtual reality adventure game.

That's right, Groundhog Day isn't just a movie starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell, it's very real, and it's a day celebrated in the US and Canada with Dutch and German origin.

Phil has a notoriously low record of getting his predictions right with less than 20 percent success in the last few years. They also whistle when searching for a female groundhog, giving the creatures the nickname of "whistle pigs".

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