Punxsutawney Phil Predicts Early Spring

Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
President Bill Deeley (R) of Punxsutawney’s ‘Inner Circle’ tap on the door of Punxsutawney Phil’s burrow as he and groundhog co-handlers John Griffiths (2nd R) and Ron Ploucha (3rd L) entice Phil out during the 127th Groundhog Day Celebration at Gobbler’s Knob on February 2, 2013 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The Punxsutawney ‘Inner Circle’ claimed that there were about 35,000 people gathered at the event to watch Phil’s annual forecast. Phil did not see his shadow and predicting an early spring. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
‘Big Chill’ Jason Grusky, a member of the Punxsutawney ‘Inner Circle,’ gestures during the 127th Groundhog Day Celebration at Gobbler’s Knob on February 2, 2013 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Thousands of people gathered at the event to watch Punxsutawney Phil’s annual forecast. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Hank Oxendine (R) of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, waits with his fiance Jennifer Caruso (L) for the Punxsutawney Phil to come out from his winter den during the 127th Groundhog Day Celebration at Gobbler’s Knob on February 2, 2013 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Thousands of people gathered at the event to watch Punxsutawney Phil’s annual forecast. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Pam Markin of Dallas, Texas, waits for Punxsutawney Phil to come out from his winter den during the 127th Groundhog Day Celebration at Gobbler’s Knob on February 2, 2013 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Thousands of people gathered at the event to watch Punxsutawney Phil’s annual forecast. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
A crowd surround a fire to keep themselves warm during the 127th Groundhog Day Celebration at Gobbler’s Knob on February 2, 2013 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Thousands of people gathered at the event to watch Phil’s annual forecast. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
A woman stands next to a fire to keep herself warm during the 127th Groundhog Day Celebration at Gobbler’s Knob on February 2, 2013 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Thousands of people gathered at the event to watch Phil’s annual forecast. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Groundhog co-handler John Griffiths (L) holds Punxsutawney Phil as co-handler Ron Ploucha (R) looks on after Phil didn’t see his shadow and predicting an early spring during the 127th Groundhog Day Celebration at Gobbler’s Knob on February 2, 2013 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The Punxsutawney ‘Inner Circle’ claimed that about 35,000 people gathered at the event to watch Phil’s annual forecast. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Punxsutawney Phil climbs on the top hat of groundhog co-handler John Griffiths (R) as co-handler Ron Ploucha (L) looks on after Phil didn’t see his shadow and predicting an early spring during the 127th Groundhog Day Celebration at Gobbler’s Knob on February 2, 2013 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The Punxsutawney ‘Inner Circle’ claimed that there were about 35,000 people gathered at the event to watch Phil’s annual forecast. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Punxsutawney Phil climbs on the shoulder of groundhog co-handler John Griffiths after Phil didn’t see his shadow and predicting an early spring during the 127th Groundhog Day Celebration at Gobbler’s Knob on February 2, 2013 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The Punxsutawney ‘Inner Circle’ claimed that there were about 35,000 people gathered at the event to watch Phil’s annual forecast. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Groundhog co-handler Ron Ploucha holds Punxsutawney Phil after Phil didn’t see his shadow and predicting an early spring during the 127th Groundhog Day Celebration at Gobbler’s Knob on February 2, 2013 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The Punxsutawney ‘Inner Circle’ claimed that there were about 35,000 people gathered at the event to watch Phil’s annual forecast. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Groundhog co-handler Ron Ploucha (2nd L) holds Punxsutawney Phil after Phil didn’t see his shadow and predicting an early spring during the 127th Groundhog Day Celebration at Gobbler’s Knob on February 2, 2013 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The Punxsutawney ‘Inner Circle’ claimed that there were about 35,000 people gathered at the event to watch Phil’s annual forecast. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Groundhog co-handler Ron Ploucha (R) holds Punxsutawney Phil as ‘His Protector’ Bob Roberts (3rd L) reads out the proclamation after Phil didn’t see his shadow and predicting an early spring during the 127th Groundhog Day Celebration at Gobbler’s Knob on February 2, 2013 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The Punxsutawney ‘Inner Circle’ claimed that there were about 35,000 people gathered at the event to watch Phil’s annual forecast. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Groundhog co-handler John Griffiths holds up Punxsutawney Phil after Phil didn’t see his shadow and predicting an early spring during the 127th Groundhog Day Celebration at Gobbler’s Knob on February 2, 2013 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The Punxsutawney ‘Inner Circle’ claimed that there were about 35,000 people gathered at the event to watch Phil’s annual forecast. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Groundhog co-handler Ron Ploucha holds Punxsutawney Phil after Phil didn’t see his shadow and predicting an early spring during the 127th Groundhog Day Celebration at Gobbler’s Knob on February 2, 2013 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The Punxsutawney ‘Inner Circle’ claimed that there were about 35,000 people gathered at the event to watch Phil’s annual forecast. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Groundhog co-handler John Griffiths (R) holds up Punxsutawney Phil as co-handler Ron Ploucha (3rd L) looks on after Phil didn’t see his shadow and predicting an early spring during the 127th Groundhog Day Celebration at Gobbler’s Knob on February 2, 2013 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The Punxsutawney ‘Inner Circle’ claimed that there were about 35,000 people gathered at the event to watch Phil’s annual forecast. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Fireworks are seen during the 127th Groundhog Day Celebration at Gobbler’s Knob on February 2, 2013 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The Punxsutawney ‘Inner Circle’ claimed that there were about 35,000 people gathered at the event to watch Phil’s annual forecast. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
A groundhog handler waits for bringing the Punxsutawney Phil out from his winter den during the 127th Groundhog Day Celebration at Gobbler’s Knob on February 2, 2013 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The Punxsutawney ‘Inner Circle’ claimed that there were about 35,000 people gathered at the event to watch Phil’s annual forecast. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
A man waits for the Punxsutawney Phil to come out from his winter den during the 127th Groundhog Day Celebration at Gobbler’s Knob on February 2, 2013 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The Punxsutawney ‘Inner Circle’ claimed that there were about 35,000 people gathered at the event to watch Phil’s annual forecast. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
A crowd waits for the Punxsutawney Phil to come out from his winter den during the 127th Groundhog Day Celebration at Gobbler’s Knob on February 2, 2013 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The Punxsutawney ‘Inner Circle’ claimed that there were about 35,000 people gathered at the event to watch Phil’s annual forecast. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
A crowd waits for the Punxsutawney Phil to come out from his winter den during the 127th Groundhog Day Celebration at Gobbler’s Knob on February 2, 2013 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The Punxsutawney ‘Inner Circle’ claimed that there were about 35,000 people gathered at the event to watch Phil’s annual forecast. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Groundhog co-handler John Griffiths holds Punxsutawney Phil after Phil did not see his shadow and predicting an early spring during the 127th Groundhog Day Celebration at Gobbler’s Knob on February 2, 2013 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The Punxsutawney ‘Inner Circle’ claimed that there were about 35,000 people gathered at the event to watch Phil’s annual forecast. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil climbs on the top hat of his handler after Phil did not see his shadow and predicting an early spring during the 127th Groundhog Day Celebration at Gobbler’s Knob on February 2, 2013 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The Punxsutawney ‘Inner Circle’ claimed that there were about 35,000 people gathered at the event to watch Phil’s annual forecast. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Annual Groundhog's Day Ritual Held In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Punxsutawney Phil climbs on the shoulder of groundhog co-handler John Griffiths (R) after Phil did not see his shadow and predicting an early spring during the 127th Groundhog Day Celebration at Gobbler’s Knob on February 2, 2013 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The Punxsutawney ‘Inner Circle’ claimed that there were about 35,000 people gathered at the event to watch Phil’s annual forecast. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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