Parts of the US are in for six more weeks of winter, according to weather-predicting groundhogs in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Georgia.
The famed groundhog saw his shadow this morning, which means an early spring isn't on its way.
Because it's actually here for six more weeks, according to groundhog Punxsutawney Phil.
Unfortunately, the difficulties faced by the meteorological marmot also bedevil human weather forecasters. In the years following the release of the movie, crowds numbering as high as 30,000 have visited Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney.
This marks the third consecutive year that Buckeye Chuck has predicted six more weeks of winter. Last year, his descendent stepped in. or, rather, popped out. If not, expect spring-like temperatures.
However, some conspiracy theorists say he's just copying the Pennsylvania rodent, who always makes his prediction at 8 a.m., while Potomac Phil's prognostication comes a half-hour later.
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Cold and cloudy Friday ahead
"The exact track of the low will determine which locations receive rain versus snow ", said an advisory issued at 3:46 a.m. Thursday , mostly cloudy with light snow showers of less than one inch across southern Vermont and southern New Hampshire.
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But don't completely write off an early taste of Spring this year just yet - there was one dissenter, Staten Island Chuck, who predicted a quick demise of the cold snap of 2018.
Punxitawney Phil's accuracy rate is around 39 percent.
At the time, a man named Clymer H. Freas was the editor of the local paper Punxsutawney Spirit and he began promoting the town's groundhog as the official "Groundhog Day meteorologist".
Interestingly enough, out of all his predictions since 1887, Phil has only seen his shadow 18 times.
Anyone originally from a frigid winter state knows all about the fuss over Groundhog Day, the annual February 2 ritual.
"Unfortunately, there have been years where the president has misinterpreted what Phil said", Ploucha told PennLive in 2017.
This tradition started in Europe as Candlemas Day, an early Christian holiday involving candles. That's about 65 miles (about 100 kilometers) northeast of Pittsburgh.