Punxsutawney Phil's town misses Groundhog Day boost
Dereume holds Punxsutawney Phil, the weather prognosticating groundhog, during the 135th celebration of Groundhog Day on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. “The economic impact was really bad.”The mayor said the community of roughly 6,000 residents swells with between 10,000 to 15,000 tourists on Groundhog Day. Ad“On a normal Groundhog Day, there are so many festivities and the businesses and restaurants are inundated,” the Republican said. She said Groundhog Day typically gives local merchants a boost at a time of year when tourism is usually slow. Groundhog Day has its origin in a German legend about a furry rodent.
Michigan’s groundhog ‘Woody the Woodchuck’ goes back in house, indicating long winter
HOWELL, Mich. – Michigan’s version of Punxsutawney Phil, Woody the Woodchuck, has made her prediction. Woody emerged from her house about 8 a.m. Tuesday. She did not stay out for 30 seconds, indicating she is forecasting six more weeks of winter. Howell Nature Center is trying to raise $10,000 to help support the habitat’s renovation. Watch the event here:
Punxsutawney Phil makes Groundhog Day 2021 prediction: 6 more weeks of winter
Punxsutawney Phil has predicted six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow on this Groundhog Day 2021. However, the tradition of Groundhog Day lived on as Americans watched from home. Punxsutawney Phil makes Groundhog Day 2021 prediction (NBC News)Punxsutawney Phil makes Groundhog Day 2021 prediction (NBC News)Punxsutawney Phil makes Groundhog Day 2021 prediction (NBC News)Not snow nor pandemic keeps Punxsutawney Phil from his job (AP):Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor pandemic stays Punxsutawney Phil from emerging from his burrow to forecast whether there will be six more weeks of winter or an early spring. There are two other high-profile “imposters,” as the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club calls them, in the region. Also without fanfare, Chuckles, Connecticut’s official state groundhog, will make a prediction from home: the Lutz Children’s Museum in Manchester.
A gloomy Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil says more winter
Groundhog Club President Jeff Lundy interacts with Punxsutawney Phil, the weather prognosticating groundhog, during the 135th celebration of Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, Pa. Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger)PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – There will be six more weeks of winter, Punxsutawney Phil predicted as he emerged from his burrow on a snowy Tuesday morning to perform his Groundhog Day duties. Punxsutawney Phil may be the most famous groundhog seer but he's certainly not the only one. There are two other high-profile “imposters,” as the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club calls them, in the region. Connecticut marked Groundhog Day with a hedgehog making the prediction after the state’s official groundhog, Chuckles X, died last year.