Well it's official Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow right on schedule this early morning to make his annual prediction. The outcome - Phil did not see his shadow! That means he's staying out and we can all look forward to an early spring.
This year marks the 125 th time the Ground Hog Day event has been held in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Since 1887 Phil has seen his shadow 98 times so today also marks just 16 times he hasn't. And for those math students who are scratching there heads and wondering about those missing years - the gap is because record keeping wasn't so important in those early years when the tradition first began.