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Groundhog forecasts 6 more weeks of winter; students dubious

The groundhog Punxsutawney Phil is pictured here after one of his predictions. Phil has been the token groundhog since the late 1800s.

Peter Blanchfield, The Rubicon Editor

February 2, 2018

On Feb. 2 the groundhog saw his shadow. Learn the history of how the U.S. came to trust this furry, four-legged meteorologist to predict the arrival of spring.