>Punxsutawney Phil 125th Anniversary
February 2, 2011
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Its just one day left to Groundhog Day 2011 and the pudgy little prognosticator Punxsutawney Phil gives his annual 2011 Groundhog Day forecast.Phil’s followers said that inspite of any winter weather warning of Pennsylvania, they will be ready for tomorrow morning show.
The National Weather Service is calling for as much as seven inches of snow in Punxsutawney, followed by a potential changeover to sleet and freezing rain tonight into Wednesday morning, when Phil will deliver his prediction of either an early spring or six more weeks of what has already been a brutal winter.
Luke Webber, a spokesman for The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle, says nothing will come between Punxsutawney Phil and his landmark 125th prediction, an annual tradition that has been ongoing at Gobbler’s Knob since his first appearance in 1887.
Webber says Wednesday “is our 125th anniversary of Punxsutawney Phil, and his fans will come out. The hotels are well-booked.”
Several thousand people are expected for the daybreak celebration about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.