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Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 02/ 2/2008

Alert: Six More Weeks of Winter

By Jason Samenow

Finally, some good news for snow lovers...

Early this morning, Punxsutawney Phil announced:

As I look around me, a bright sky I see, and a shadow beside me. Six more weeks of winter it will be!

The "Prognosticator of all Prognosticators" has spoken. Egg in my face.

By Jason Samenow  | February 2, 2008; 10:45 AM ET
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I smile in Punxsutawney Phil's general direction...

Posted by: missy | February 2, 2008 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Smart Groundhog !!

Posted by: Augusta Jim | February 2, 2008 11:58 AM | Report abuse

I hope Punxsy Phil right or I propose that we have a Capital Weather Gang cookout - the main course...groundhog stew.


Posted by: weatherdudeVA | February 2, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Is there any data on Phil's accuracy? I read that some groundhog in Georgia has been 98% accurate over the last 14 years.

Posted by: Southside FFX | February 2, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Don't even look at the 12Z GFS. :-(

Posted by: mcleaNed | February 2, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Generally conditions are such that we get SIX MORE WEEKS of winter regardless of whether the groundhog sees his shadow!!! It takes a while for the sun's angle to get high enough to melt snow within hours of falling.

Posted by: El Bombo | February 4, 2008 9:31 AM | Report abuse

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