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Ground Hog Day 2018: Will Punxsutawny Phil see his shadow? How accurate is Phil?

During prohibition, Phil threatened to impose 60 more weeks of winter if he wasn't allowed to have the hard stuff.

Punxsutawney Phil has been casting his weather forecast for 132 yearsWho is Punxsutawney Phil?

This year marks the 132nd Groundhog Day celebration, which occurs annually at Gobbler's Knob in the 5,500-person town.

According to Groundhog.org, all of the action came to a head at approximately 7:25 a.m. this morning when Phil was summoned from his burrow to make his weather prediction for the remainder of winter.

The National Today data science team surveyed 1,000 people about their predictions of Groundhog Day, a popular tradition celebrated in the USA and Canada on Feb 2.

Staten Island Chuck informed residents of NY that there would be an early spring.

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Sir Walter Wally in Raleigh, North Carolina was correct in 68 percent of his region when he did not see his shadow previous year.

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However, Phil's prediction was decided ahead of time by the top hat and tuxedo-wearing members of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club's Inner Circle.

On the other paw, these critters somehow didn't see their shadow, which means we're in for an early spring: Charles G. Hogg, aka Staten Island Chuck (New York).

Punxsutawney Phil may be the most famous weather-predicting groundhog, but he's far from the only one.

Lovers of spring and followers of Groundhog Day can only hope Phil doesn't see his shadow Friday morning.

With Groundhog Day landing on Friday this year, thousands will watch in person and even more will tune in from home to see Punxsutawney Phil make his yearly prediction.

There's Unadilla Bill, from Nebraska, who did not see his shadow previous year and was accurate for 83 percent of his region in 2017, according to Time. It is based on a German legend surrounding Candlemas. According to Stormfax Almanac data, Phil's forecast has only been correct about 39% of the time. If not, spring comes early.

On Feb. 2, the halfway point between the winter solstice and spring equinox, Germans turned to badgers to predict the future of the weather.

And of course, who could forget Columbia Pictures' "Groundhog Day", starring Bill Murray. Since 1988, the groundhog was "right" 14 times and "wrong" 16 times.

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