For the past 133 years, Punxsutawney's famous, weather-forecasting groundhog, Phil, has been fetched from his burrow mid-winter February 2 by members of the Inner Circle and raised overhead his thousands of worldwide followers who rely upon his prediction. However, some will hold to their winter wonders, as there's always a mixed bag of expectations for Phil on his big day. The VR game is a sequel to the 1993 Groundhog Day movie, taking place many years after the events of the film. Meanwhile, he has not seen his shadow just 19 times - counting this year - meaning an early spring. This qualified as an early spring for many people.
The Groundhog Day traditions were observed as usual in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania on Saturday, despite the temperature of 2 degrees Fahrenheit. Phil's handlers said that the groundhog has forecast an early spring.
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Saturday is Groundhog Day.
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As legend has it, when the groundhog wakes and doesn't see his shadow, spring is on its way - but if not, you better keep the winter coats and mittens at hand.
It may be hard to believe as a large swath of the USA thaws out from a bitter polar vortex, but spring is coming early, according to handlers for some of the country's most famous prognosticating groundhogs. The group believed the act would bless the household throughout the winter.
Other cities have their own groundhogs (such as New York's Staten Island Chuck) with varying levels of accuracy to their predictions.
And of course, there's always the Bill Murray classic move "Groundhog Day" if you need a refresher course.