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Groundhog Day 2012: Punxsutawny Phil Sees Shadow, More Winter, Twitter Reacts

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Groundhog Day 2012: Punxsutawny Phil Sees Shadow, More Winter, Twitter Reacts
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Every year on the second of February people gather in the wee hours of the morning at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawny, Pennsylvania and wait eagerly for a weather forecast brought to them by a small woodland mammal. If, the legend goes, Punxsutawny Phil happens to see his shadow when he emerges from hibernation, the world will be subjected to six more weeks of winter. If not, we get an early spring.

Well, according to Phil’s handlers on Gobbler’s Knob, an early spring isn’t in the cards. It seems the famed forecaster saw his shadow this year, which means we’re staring down the barrel of another six weeks of winter. Of course, at this point much of America is still waiting for winter to start. An extra six weeks of what we’ve had so far seems to be sitting just fine with most people.

Meanwhile, Twitter has been very aware of the groundhog situation. Happy Groundhog Day, Punxsutawny Phil, Gobbler’s Knob, and Bill Murray have all been trending on Twitter this morning. Check out some of the things Twitter is saying below:

Six more weeks of winter! Were people really booing Punxsutawney Phil? The poor guy was just doing his job. 39 minutes ago via Twitter for Android · powered by @socialditto

HAPPY BILL MURRAY TRAPPED IN A TIME LOOP DAY 19 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Happy #GroundhogDay! It seems Punxsutawney Phil predicted 6 more weeks of winter. No one had the heart to tell him winter never started. 1 hour ago via Twitter for Android · powered by @socialditto

They say we’re young and we don’t know. We won’t find out until we grow. #GroundhogDay 2 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

I love Groundhog Day! I want to kiss that Punxsutawney Phil right on the mouth! That’s probably not a good idea. #earlyclub 4 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

“Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn’t one today.” #GroundhogDay 37 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

PA’s Punxsutawney Phil may have seen his shadow; but our own Staten Island Chuck says early spring! Happy… http://t.co/XGKKfldp 37 minutes ago via Facebook · powered by @socialditto

BREAKING: Bill Murray has kidnapped Punxsutawney Phil after he saw his shadow. High speed chase in progress. 12 minutes ago via Tweetbot for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

Happy Groundhog Day! And remember, “Don’t drive angry!” 44 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Any truth to rumor that Romney & his Super PAC went up in Central PA today bashing Punxsutawney Phil for extending winter? #groundhogday 37 minutes ago via Echofon · powered by @socialditto

They say we’re young and we don’t know. We won’t find out until we grow. #GroundhogDay 2 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

Lord, you who rose from death on the third day, we give thanks that you did not see your shadow. Amen. #GroundHogDay 10 hours ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

Apparently Punxsutawney Phil & Staten Island Chuck disagree about their shadow. I hate it when these things happen #groundhogday 39 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

Today’s forecast: “It’s gonna be cold. it’s gonna be gray. And it’s gonna last you for the rest of your life.” #GroundHogDay 1 hour ago via UberSocial for BlackBerry · powered by @socialditto

Groundhog Day 2012: Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow. So, this means we have to endure 6 more weeks of this springlike winter. 44 minutes ago via Echofon · powered by @socialditto

They say we’re young and we don’t know. We won’t find out until we grow. #GroundhogDay 2 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

Groundhog Day 2012: Punxsutawny Phil Sees Shadow, More Winter, Twitter Reacts
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  • Jenny

    I see what you did there.