At 7:30 AM on Saturday, February 2, 2019, in a little burrow nestled in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, a ground hog named Phil did NOT see his shadow! The Keystone state rejoiced because this means we will NOT have six more weeks of winter, although as I watched Phil live from Gobblers Knob, its 9 degrees this morning. Phil, after 133 years of predicting Pennsylvania weather, you may have gotten this one wrong.
This is a special re-release of the 2018 episode Punxsutawney Phil, all about the crazy tradition we have out here in Pennsylvania of letting a groundhog predict our weather. How did it start, is Phil accurate and why do we relish the fan fare of an animal who otherwise would be considered a nuisance for digging up your garden?