Punxsutawney Phil Predicts Six More Weeks of Winter

File photo. iStock/Thinkstock(PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa.) -- Punxsutawney Phil says Americans shouldn’t put away their coats just yet and to expect a longer winter.

The Pennsylvania groundhog saw his shadow when he emerged from his home on Thursday morning. According to legend, that means Americans won’t see an early spring.

“Six More Weeks of Winter!!” the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club tweeted Thursday morning.

Had Punxsutawney Phil not seen his shadow Thursday, legend says that would have signaled an early spring instead.

Punxsutawney, the Pennsylvania town that is home to one of the most famous weather-predicting groundhogs, Punxsutawney Phil, has been carrying on the tradition of Groundhog Day since the 1800s, according to The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club.

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