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Groundhog doesn’t see his shadow

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PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. — An end to winter’s bitter cold will come soon, according to Pennsylvania’s famous groundhog. After a recent stretch of weather that’s included temperatures well below freezing as well as record warmth, tornadoes in the South and Midwest and torrential rains in the mid-Atlantic, Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his lair Saturday but didn’t see his shadow. Legend has it that if the rodent sees his shadow on Feb. 2, winter will last six more weeks. But if he doesn’t see his shadow, spring will come early.

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