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.
HAPPY BILL MURRAY TRAPPED IN A TIME LOOP DAY
#GroundhogDay! It seems Punxsutawney Phil predicted 6 more weeks of winter. No one had the heart to tell him winter never started.Happy
BREAKING: Bill Murray has kidnapped Punxsutawney Phil after he saw his shadow. High speed chase in progress.
Happy Groundhog Day! And remember, "Don't drive angry!"
Groundhog Day 2012: Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow. So, this means we have to endure 6 more weeks of this springlike winter.