Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil Sees Shadow--And Long Winter
Groundhog Day 2010 sees Phil's first text message but a hacked Twitter post.
(Related: "Groundhog Sees More Winter Ahead" .)
"Speaking" to his select group of human handlers, known as the Inner Circle, in Groundhogese, Punxsutawney Phil indicated that he had seen his shadow after emerging from his temporary burrow – a simulated tree stump at the rural site of Gobbler's Knob in the small town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
"Phil saw his shadow, so it's six more weeks of winter," said Richard Bonds, director of social media for visitpa.com, Pennsylvania's official tourism Web site.
Tradition has it that if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow on Groundhog Day—always February 2—winter weather will continue for six more weeks across the United States. But if Phil doesn't see his shadow, then spring temperatures are just around