2/2/2024 9:00:00 AM
This year, we can truly celebrate Groundhog Day!
Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow this morning, February 2, while at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, part of the annual Groundhog Day tradition celebrated in the U.S. and Canada. That means, according to the legend, we're in for an early spring.
This marks the first time since 2020 that Phil predicted an early spring and the 21st time noted in the record books. Based on data, Punxsutawney Phil has a record of seeing his shadow more often than not. Prior to 2024, the groundhog had seen his shadow 107 times and not seen his shadow 20 times, according to the York Daily Record, which is part of the USA TODAY Network.