Pennsylvania Groundhogs Make Their 2010 Prognostications

two groundhogs predict six more weeks of winter; two others predict an early spring

Dawn White

Content Manager

9:43 AM EST, February 2, 2010


Groundhogs across Pennsylvania make their weather predictions, but they don't all agree.

FOX43 went out to Jefferson County, where Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow. That means six more weeks of weather. More than 10,000 people braved the nippy weather to see the famous groundhog.

Dover Doug agrees with Punxsutawney Phil. He also saw his shadow and quickly went back to bed.

Poor Richard, who has been stuffed for a number of years, did not see his shadow at the York Elks Club. Octoraro Orphie also failed to see his shadow at the 102nd gathering of the Slumbering Groundhog Lodge of Quarryville.

This German tradition says if a hibernating animal sees its shadow on February 2, the Christian holiday of Candlemas, winter will continue for another six weeks. If the animal does not see a shadow, an early spring will come.

FOX43 meteorologists forecast some light snow showers today.