A shadow is cast over Phil's forecast
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It is Groundhog Day and Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow when he emerged from his hole this morning and that means there will be an early spring this year.
Phil has only been correct about 40 percent of the time since he began predicting the seasons on Gobbler's Knob 125 years ago. He'd do better if he flipped a coin.
But no matter. The Midwest and the Northeast are getting pounded by snow and freezing winds right now and, even if it is a groundhog that's predicting it, word that winter will last only two more weeks is welcome.