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Six more weeks of winter?

Groundhog Day is Feb. 2. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the wintery weather will continue for six more weeks. Punxsutawney Phil is is considered to be the world's most famous prognosticating rodent.