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Expect an Early Spring

Just before 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Punxsutawney (puhnk-suh-TAW'-nee) Phil emerged from his burrow in Pennsylvania at sunrise and didn't see his shadow. Nearly the same series of events unfolded about 300 miles (483 kilometers) to the east, where Staten Island Chuck's handlers also revealed the same prediction.

Punxsutawney Phil
The festivities have their origin in a German legend that says if a furry rodent casts a shadow on Feb. 2, winter continues. If not, spring comes early.


Hard to imagine now, when much of the country is gripped in a cold snap. But Phil and AP both tell us bathing suit season isn't as far ahead as it seems today.


Thanks <a href="">Phil!!</a>

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