By Tanna Friday
It’s officially Groundhog Day, but we still don’t know if Phil Punxsutawney saw his shadow or not. He won’t be looking until 7 a.m. C.T.
February 2 marks the 132nd Groundhog Day, and a short, pudgy Pennsylvania rodent named Phil Punxsutawney will emerge from his temporary home on Gobbler’s Knob, Pennsylvania around 7 a.m. (Central Time)
to predict either more winter or spring.
Tradition is said that every year a group of men, known as the Pennsylvania Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle, gathers around Phil at Gobbler’s Knob in their signature tuxedos and top hats at sunrise. They help Phil mount onto his tree stump and then the Inner Circle president whispers to the groundhog.
We can only guess what Phil must tell him. Will he or will he not see his shadow? If he does, you know what that means for us- If he does, six more weeks of this cold winter weather.
If you miss today’s broadcast, you can always catch the rerun live stream at http://visitpa.com/groundhog-day-live-stream/ or visit Birmingham Zoo today at 9 a.m. and see our groundhog, Birmingham Bill’s, predictions at the Birmingham Zoo.