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Fast facts about Groundhog Day 2019

03 February, 2019, 19:49 | Author: Ted Wilson
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In the midst of a historic cold snap, Groundhog Day brought good news this year, as Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring.

Groundhog Day traces its roots back to the ancient Candlemas Day celebrated on February 2, when Christians would take their candles to church to have them blessed.

The town commemorates the day with a big celebration. And Groundhog Day, the 1993 film, is such a wonderful, well-told story.

The Groundhog Day 2019 results are in, and with extremely cold temperatures polar vortex-ing across much of the U.S., they could not have come at a better time.

According to lore, that means an early spring is expected this year.

Groundhog Day is Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019.

Arsenal defender Sokratis ruled out for a month
Maybe he's broken [his cheek or jaw] but I hope not. 'I'm happy because I think our work is good, but the result is bad. Earlier in the contest Sokratis landed awkward after an aerial dual with Jesse Lingard and was forced off.

But regardless of the result, the spring equinox is set for March 20, whether or not any of the groundhogs see their shadows. Yes, Groundhog Day is most certainly an odd tradition, but it's our tradition nonetheless.

"There is no predictive skill for the groundhog during the most recent years of the analysis", the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Centers for Environmental Information states on its website. On Candlemas, the clergy would bless and give out candles to last congregants for the rest of winter.

Handlers for Pennsylvania's most famous prognosticating groundhog say he didn't see his shadow when the sun rose Saturday. Holding him high for the world to see, they placed Phil on the platform in front of two scrolls, each containing the prediction for either an early spring or six more weeks of winter.

According to Stormfax, Phil's predictions have been correct in 39 percent of the time.

How can I watch Punxsutawney Phil on Groundhog Day 2019?

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