PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. —
Phil’s predictions, of course, are not always right on. Last year, for example, he told people to prepare for six more weeks of winter, a minority opinion among his groundhog brethren. The Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University later listed that January to June as the warmest seven-month period since systematic records began being kept in 1895.
“We’ll just mark it up as a mistake last year. He’ll be correct this year,” McKown said hopefully.