Let’s Talk About National Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day on February 2nd is when we ask are we in for six more weeks of WInter? Only a groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil knows for sure. 


Originally with herman settlers, who came to Pennsylvania in the 1700s and brought their seasonal superstitions with them, legend has it that if Phill sees his shadow on February 2nd, the winter chill will continue. Oddly, if the weather is cloudy and he doesn’t see his shadow, we can expect warmer temperatures and early spring. 


Katie Albinson a Arrowhead High school 


Groundhog Day is on February 2nd and we waited with bated and ice cold breath to see whether or not winter will continue for another six weeks. 


According to The Morning Call. The first ever Groundhog Day was created by a local newspaper editor Clymer Freas around 1886, who convinced Groundhog hunter and local businessman, and all members of his Punxsutawney Groundhog club on the idea of Groundhog Day. Together they all made their way to Cobbler’s Knob where the Groundhog would make the final decision on the weather.