Punxsutawney Prediction: Spring?
Famous groundhog didn't see his shadow
Published at 8:52 PM CST on Feb 2, 2011
It's hard to imagine, but according to one insider, spring is on the way.
Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog of all groundhogs, did not see his shadow this morning. Phil appeared early today with members of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club at Gobbler's Knob in Pennsylvania for his annual prediction. This year marks Phil's 125th forecast.
The crowd at Gobbler's Knob was smaller than usual -- and Chicagoans know why. Groundhog Day events in Woodstock are on hold due to the blizzard. Woodstock Willie will make his prediction Saturday at 7:30 a.m. at Pirro's Restaurant in Woodstock, made famous by the movie "Groundhog Day."
This is the second time that weather has stalled Willie's reading.