The famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil will give his prediction on Friday: what will he say?

Start the month of February with the cutest weather tradition, the 138th annual Groundhog Day celebration. Watch Punxsutawney Phil predict a longer winter or an early spring this Friday, February 2.

Hundreds of locals and fans from across the country gather at Phil’s home, Gobbler’s Knob, in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, in the early morning hours every February 2 to see whether or not Phil can see his own shadow from the beginning of the tradition. in 1887.

According to the Farmers’ Almanac, Phil’s predictions were 39% accurate, with only 20 times predicting an early end to winter. However, Punxsutawney Phil’s members of the inner circle claims his predictions are 100% accurate.

Groundhog Club Manager Ron Ploucha, left, holds Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog weather forecaster, as Groundhog Club President Bill Deeley, right, gets the weather forecast from Phil during the 129th celebration Groundhog Day event on Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, Monday, February 2, 2015.

If you can’t make it to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, by Friday morning to hear Phil’s prediction, the Groundhog Club is streaming it virtually live on its website at groundhog.org.

How does Phil make a prediction?

Folklore says that if Phil sees his shadow on Groundhog Day, there will be six more weeks of winter. And if Phil doesn’t see his shadow, then spring will come early. But the Farmers’ Almanac explains in his Groundhog Day 2024 article that the weekly forecast determines whether Phil sees his shadow. The weather forecast for Punxsutawney for Friday is cloudy.

More: The Farmers’ Almanac has released its winter forecast: How much snow will we get?

What do the editors of the Almanac predict?

During the second week of February, the New England region will experience snow, cold rain and freezing temperatures, according to Farmers’ Almanac editors.

Editors predict that winter will last until March this year. According to the editorial staff, the first official day of spring is Tuesday March…

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