Fast facts about Groundhog Day 2019

Punxsutawney Phil visits the Pennsylvania Farm Show ahead of Groundhog Day Jan. 8 2019

Punxsutawney Phil visits the Pennsylvania Farm Show ahead of Groundhog Day Jan. 8 2019

Punxsutawney Phil has emerged from his hole and has made his yearly prediction.

The groundhog has seen his shadow 103 times, making predictions of long winters more common. That club, still active today, officially named the now-famous hilltop "Gobbler's Knob" and declared it as the official location for the groundhog to most accurately predict the weather. If it sees his shadow (denoting that it's a clear day out), the winter will carry on for six more weeks. That could mean Phil won't see his shadow, which would mean we are in for an early spring.

Lots of people tune in each year for Punxsutawney Phil's big day, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has declared the groundhog has "no predictive skill".

Following a week of frigid temperatures that gripped the Midwest, all eyes were on Pennsylvania's famed groundhog on Saturday in hopes of signs of relief. TIME tested the accuracy of various groundhogs based on their ability to predict the weather of their relative geographic area. So is it early spring or more winter forecast.

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Meanwhile, in 2017, Phil saw his shadow as well, but February of that year was the second-warmest on record.

The festivities have their origin in a German legend that says if a furry rodent casts a shadow on February 2, winter continues.

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The 1993 film "Groundhog Day" starring Bill Murray, gave world fame to the groundhog Phil, but he's not the only weather marmot. Just roll with it and celebrate Groundhog Day like a professional with all the facts below.

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