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Fast facts about Groundhog Day 2019 – FingerLakes1.com

This year's verdict? - Early spring!

The Pennsylvania groundhog isn't the only weather-predicting groundhog residents look to for predicted forecasts.

In Punxsutawney, 1886 marked the first time that Groundhog Day appeared in the local newspaper.

Preparations for Groundhog Day 2019 began back on February 3, 2018 - right after Punxsutawney Phil issued his forecast of six more weeks of winter for that year.

It's a prediction so rare it has only happened 19 times in the 133-year history of Groundhog Day: spring will come early.

Every Feb. 2, Americans let a pudgy rodent named Punxsutawney Phil predict the onset of either spring or more winter weather when he emerges from his burrow in western Pennsylvania.

Handlers for Pennsylvania's most famous prognosticating groundhog say he didn't see his shadow when the sun rose Saturday.

Nearly everyone of a certain age has fond memories of 1993's Groundhog Day - the Bill Murray-staring film where one man lives the same day over and over again until he gets things right. Last year Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow and predicted a prolonged winter.

Staten Island Chuck: Chuck was earlier known as Charles G. Hogg. Since there were so many groundhogs in the area, they began to use them instead of the European hedgehogs.

Can't make it to Gobbler's Knob to participate in the day's festivities?

The Groundhog Club has shared videos on its Instagram of Saturday's ceremonies. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio dropped Chuck in a Groundhog Day ceremony in 2014.

And of course, there's always the Bill Murray classic move "Groundhog Day" if you need a refresher course.

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