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Punxustawney Phil Makes His Prediction

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PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA - There was a cheering crowd to the west of the Basking Ridge, but it wasn't for Marco Rubio or Bernie Sanders or any other presidential candidate.  The throng of well-wishers had gathered early on a cold February morning for the 130th Groundhog day in this small Pennsylvania burg.

It's not just any ground hog.  It's a special groundhog whose official name is "Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Weather Prophet Extraordinary."  

Punxsutawney Phil, as he is known, each year emerges from his home on February 2.  If Phil sees his shadow, then there will be six more weeks of winter.  If Phil does not see his shadow, then there will be an early spring.

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Phil's fans cheered as Phil's handlers helped Phil from his home.  The crowd quieted as Phil's interpreter read a message:  "There is not shadow to be cast, an early spring is my forecast."

Nine days after a blizzard hit the Basking Ridge residents will wait and see if Phil's forecast of an early spring is accurate.

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