125th Anniversary of Groundhog Days in Punxsutawney, PA
Punxsutawney Phil poses with co-handler Ben Hughes following his forecast of an early spring after emerging from his stump on Gobbler's Knob and not seeing his shadow on February 2, 2011, in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. This is the 125th official prediction from Gobbler Knob by the weather forecasting groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil . UPI/Archie Carpenter
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An Ohio prosecutor said he is dropping charges against Punxsutawney Phil after the groundhog's handler took responsibility for spring's late start.
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An Ohio prosecutor has filed a tongue-in-cheek "indictment" against Punxsutawney Phil, accusing the groundhog of incorrectly predicting the weather.
Spring will arrive soon, that famous furry forecaster in Pennsylvania, Punxsutawney Phil, indicated Saturday, though a southern groundhog predicted otherwise.
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The U.S. Northeast is likely to experience six more weeks of winter weather lasting into March, long-range forecasters at AccuWeather.com say.
Furry weather forecaster Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow Wednesday, indicating spring is just weeks around the corner.
Even a bribe of veggies and nuts couldn't induce a groundhog in a Russian zoo to interrupt its winter nap Tuesday to predict a possible end to winter.