Groundhog Day 2022:
Watch as Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, predicts 6 more weeks of winter
The great weather-predicting groundhog could not be stopped, forecasting six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow during the annual spectacle at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney.
Back to normal for the first time since 2020, thousands watched on as Phil popped out of his burrow at 7:25 a.m. to unseasonably warm 40-degree weather.
How to watch live Groundhog Day activities
To watch live, see below.
There will be a live broadcast available on VisitPa’s website.
It can also be viewed on The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club’s Facebook page and Punxsutawney Phil’s YouTube channel.
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Punxsutawney Phil emerged to some falling snow on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, and saw his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter.
Keep your fingers crossed, Phil has predicted an early spring two out of the last three years. Not surprisingly, that’s been a rarity over the event’s 136-year history.
When does Punxsutawney Phil come out for Groundhog Day?
Groundhog Day 2022 will be celebrated at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2. That’s when Punxsutawney Phil is anticipated to leave his burrow and look for his shadow for the 136th time, according to groundhog.org/.
There are festivities starting this weekend in Punxsutawney, with events planned starting Saturday and lasting through Wednesday.
On Groundhog Day, the prognostication celebration starts at 3 a.m. at Gobbler’s Knob with a stage show.
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The shadow tradition explained
So, if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow on Groundhog Day …?
Tradition says Phil seeing his shadow is a sign that the next six weeks will bring wintry weather.
If Phil doesn’t see his shadow, it means an early spring.
If the early weather forecast is any indication, he will predict six more weeks of winter. (Which he usually does.)