So what do you think?  Will Punxsuntawney Phil see his shadow tomorrow?

Here in Maine, the winter has been pretty mild, so far.  What Old Man Winter has pulled off in the town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, we don't know, and don't really care.  But, what we do know is that a big fat ground hog named Punxsutawney Phil will be pulled from his cozy burrow in Gobbler's Knob by a bunch of partying revelers for the 131st time, with the festivities beginning at 6AM.  Watch a live stream of it HERE!

Legend has it if the burly rodent sees his shadow and goes running back into his hole, then it's six more weeks of winter.  If he doesn't see his shadow and hangs out with the loud boys dressed in their top hats and long coats, and drinking already at 6AM, then winter will be over early, and spring is right around the corner.

You can find out all about Ground Hog Day HERE.  Read up, it's entrancing.

By the way, you can keep up with Phil on Twitter. Yup, the furry little f**k is right on the cutting edge.  Although it's hard to keep track of exactly how many Phils there's been over the past 131 years.  Ground Hogs have a lifespan of about six years, so they're probably real happy with every given day, no matter what the season.

Here's a rundown of the last few Ground Hog Days:

2000 – Long Winter
2001 – Long Winter
2002 – Long Winter
2003 – Long Winter
2004 – Long Winter
2005 – Long Winter
2006 – Long Winter
2007 – Early Spring
2008 – Long Winter
2009 – Long Winter
2010 – Long Winter
2011 – Early Spring
2012 – Long Winter
2013 – Early Spring
2014 – Long Winter
2015 – Long Winter
2016 – Early Spring
2017 – ??????




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