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(CANVAS STAFF REPORTS) - Punxsutawney Phil is one weatherman that everyone agrees is all style and no science, but he still manages to draw a crowd and the nation's attention on Feb. 2.
Each year the town of Punxsutawney, Pa., emerges to bask in the glow as everyone tunes in to see if the famous groundhog prognosticator will see his shadow on Groundhog Day.
The myth goes another six weeks of winter weather is on its way if the groundhog sees his shadow as dawn breaks. No shadow means an early spring.
Phil's prediction will be seen at about 7:25 a.m. ET (6:25 central time) on Wednesday and will be simulcast on visitPA.com .
Wikipedia.com stated that the holiday Groundhog Day was a German custom in Pennsylvania in the 18th and 19th centuries. It possibly has origins in ancient European weather lore, though prior legends gave the prognosticating job to a badger or a sacred bear, not a groundhog.
Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney Phil's official website , said Phil has been doing his thing since 1887.
He has seen his shadow 99 out of 114 times, reported The Christian Science Monitor . Stormfax Almanac gives him a somewhat poor grade, stating he has been right only 39 percent of the time.
That doesn't stop thousands of people from showing up to watch the show.