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U.S. Groundhog to Make Annual Weather Forecast

Weather-watchers across the United States are poised Friday to hear whether they can count on an early spring or six more weeks of winter. But the accuracy of this annual forecast is dubious, as the prediction is made by a groundhog. Feb. 2 marks Groundhog Day, when traditionally a Pennsylvania groundhog known as “Punxsutawney Phil” makes an appearance above ground, near the cozy tree stump he calls home. Legend has it that if he sees his shadow — i.e., if it is a sunny day — North...

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