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6 Very Philly Groundhog Day Predictions

Punxsutawney Phil isn’t the only prognosticating rodent ’round here.


Every February, we turn our frowning, frostbitten faces toward Punxsutawney, PA, to observe the behavior of one special groundhog in order to make vague long-term weather forecasts. If Punxsutawney Phil looks at his shadow, we get six more weeks of winter. If he doesn’t, we can look forward to warm weather soon. It’s just good science.

But is Phil really all that special? Nope! Turns out all groundhogs are blessed with the gift of low-stakes prophecy. You just need to know how to read the signals.

groundhog day predictions

Illustration by Doogie Horner

 

groundhog day predictions

Illustration by Doogie Horner

 

groundhog day predictions

Illustration by Doogie Horner

 

groundhog day predictions

Illustration by Doogie Horner

 

groundhog day predictions

Illustration by Doogie Horner

 

groundhog day predictions

Illustration by Doogie Horner