Will Groundhog Day Be Canceled?

Will Punxsutawney Phil get his chance to see his shadow tomorrow for the annual Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, PA?

Tomorrow’s Groundhog Day celebrations all over the Northeast and Midwest are being canceled due to winter storms.  The Groundhog Club of the Milwaukee Area has canceled the area’s 103rd Annual Groundhog Day Celebration.

Woodstock Willie might be taking a snow day tomorrow, too, since Chicago is the getting the brunt of the bad Midwest snowstorm (Woodstock, Il was actually the location for most of the film Groundhog Day.)

Will Punxsutawney Phil get his chance though?  In some years, Punxsy, as the town is commonly referred to, has drawn crowds over 40,000 on Groundhog Day (the town’s population is 6,700). Punxsy has been the epicenter of Groundhog Day celebrations since 1887, so hopefully not even a bad winter storm will stop the “The Seer of Seers, the Prognosticator of Prognosticators, the King of the Groundhogs — Punxsutawney Phil,” from popping out tomorrow.

Check out what Tim Chapin, the editor of The Punxsutawney Spirit, believes is the appeal of Groundhog Day.  And to see what the annual celebration is like in Punxsy, check out our slideshow.



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