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Groundhog Day 2023 Prediction: Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow
- Published on Feb 1, 2023 veröffentlicht
- Punxsutawney Phil has emerged from his burrow to forecast there will be six more weeks of winter. The spectacle that is Groundhog Day at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania took place as usual.
The prognosticator of prognosticators emerged at dawn on Tuesday. Members of his inner circle revealed he had seen his shadow, indicating six more weeks of winter.
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Born and raised in Pennsylvania, this has always cracked me up!! This little guy doesn't see his shadow, he sees hundreds of people snapping pics of him with cameras, cell phones, lots of people, and a really tall bearded dude in a big black hat!! Of course he runs back in...not from a shadow, from fear!!😆😂😆😂😉💖
There's more to Phil than just on Groundhog's Day. Phil doesn't live in the den that he is taken from. From what I understand he actually lives in a climate control building with a window and sometimes can be seen on other days. He is secretly place in the den sometime before Groundhog's Day.... he has caretakers around the clock that watch over and care for him year round. Last I heard the take Phil on tour for a learning experience about groundhogs..
4:24 some lady screaming “NOOOOOOO”. I felt that
@Lady Macbeth Of Mtsensk can’t even cross the road in Pittsburgh without random ice or a pothole💀
@Blue Jay That was glorious, and such a cheap price to pay for cheap petrol.
I hope they don't scare the crud out of poor Phil shouting his name, rapping on his door, and hoisting him up in front of the crowd! But I appreciate all he goes through for us because I absolutely love Groundhog Day!!
@skiersexcuse Wow, poor little Phil. Maybe they insulate his log hutch so he doesn't hear anything before they thrust him out into the cold, chilly air. He really handles it quite well all told, but as you said, maybe he's sedated. Or maybe they do regular training so he gets used to all that hubbaloo. If it were Cat Day and they pulled a kitty out of the hutch to see if he/she saw their shadow, whew, would that get right rowdy in a hot minute! I can't imagine my cats taking one stinkin' minute of that garbage and the men in the top hats would be bleeding all over the place and crying for mercy! 🤣🤣 Phil must be incredibly outgoing and mellow. I do love Groundhog Day though, but I do feel rather guilty about what we all put Phil through to have our fun.
also not shown in the video they have a fairly loud pyrotechnics display from about 6 in the morning until the announcement
@mark hicks they sedate the groundhog before. apparently they wear metal mesh gloves under their black ones to avoid injury.
@Benjamin Cantrell actually Phil doesn't live in the den that he is taken from. From what I understand he lives in a building that has a window and can be viewed on other days. He has around the clock caretakers that watch and care for him year round. Last I heard the caretakers take Phil on tour and is shown off as a learning tool about groundhogs etc..
I feel that. It’s a lot of stimulation for one groundhog with all the people and cameras. He’s probably been living in that little den for a while so he won’t freak out when being taken out. Unfortunately, animals (including humans) taken out of their natural habitat often go into a freeze or fawn state (nervous system responses to threat like fight or flight) to adapt to a situation where there are constant and unavoidable stressors. So groundhog self is probably pretty traumatized deep down and also wouldn’t be able to survive out in the wild anymore.
Anyone ever stop and wonder how odd this holiday is?
Nah cuz its just fun and cute
Yes, this entire presentation that is done is a troll on how weird the holiday is, that’s what makes it so fun lol, everyone is in on the joke
@MrGenexxx no you can't
The word of Phil is sacred.
More along the lines of a Sentence.
"I am not a Damn meteorologist you douchebags".
Phil looks quite pet-able
NOOOOO 😩 I'm ready for an early Spring. Guess I'll keep my boots out a little longer. Thanks, Phil, see ya next year 🙏🏽🏆
I think u got ur wish its 61 at my house in york Pennsylvania
Stop using that emoji 🤢
Good luck getting around in Pennsylvania when there is an early spring, because the road workers will ruin it.
Imagine aliens coming down to earth and this the first thing they see. They'd be so confused
Since when did he start picking scrolls and not using his shadow?
He said he seen his shadow at 4:05
since it was cloudy
Since the origins of Elder Scrolls.
He’s such a cutie and so we’ll behaved. But I’m gonna get that little Phil for giving us more winter
He's so cute! He is so well behaved, he seems to love the attention. What a sweetie!
There are 90 days in each Season today is the 42nd day of Winter. No matter the result here there will be 6 MORE FRIDAYS UNTIL SPRING BEGINS.
Mans went off not gonna lie
"I'd get into the 6 season model but, you probably need a nap by now."
Go ahead with your explanation .... I'll wait!🌑🌒🌓🌔🌕🌖🌗🌘🌙🌚🌞☃🌡⛱🌍🌎🌏
Did you not hear what the ground hog said?
Pretty assertive for someone who is largely wrong on the subject. All this means is that you live in a temperate latitude in the northern hemisphere. I'm guessing somewhere between 38° N to 41° N. Probably Michigan because they're pretty ignorant and don't go anywhere else. Anyway... Areas on Earth with four seasons currently exist between 23.5° and 66.5° North and South. Depending on where you are geographically, you may only experience two or three seasons in that range. The torrid zone between 23.5° North and South generally has two seasons depending on proximity to the oceans and large land expanses. They are generally the wet and dry seasons. When you get towards the poles or polar regions, the two seasons are primarily light and dark. So no. There aren't four evenly spaced seasons regardless of calendar dates. If they were 90 days each that would leave five calendar days unaccounted for not including leap years. The span of the seasons where there are four fluctuates between 89 and 94 days depending on the year and latitudes. I'd get into the 6 season model but, you probably need a nap by now.
What do they mean when they say it "saw it's shadow"? Does the groundhog have to explicitly _look_ at it's shadow, or is it just a matter of whether or not it casts a shadow?
They mean that the groundhog chooses a scroll
They truly don't know themselves.
Just another dumbass ritual where the groundhog gets tossed away after so many years and a new one takes it's place .
Phil is so cute 🥰! When my class herd about that Phil saw his shadow a few boys wanted to remove his eyes but he is to cute for that.
I'm sorry what??
God bless Phil and his shivering 🥶 body…
Quantum leap mentioned groundhogs day twice, in their last episode. 🙂
Poor Phil, he seems like an introvert, and these fools treating him like he is rocky 😮 #freephil
@Ghostface oh phew, thanks for letting me know sis💁🏽♀️
Bro no matter what they will stil do it and he’s not getting hurt they care for him and stuff so he’s okay
I feel sorry for Phil , to have to endure these crazy people, nite Phil.
Groundhog: Help me Goddess Brigid! These humans won't stop picking me up!
Goddess Brigid: that poor groundhog...😞
As one of those who have endured a big heat wave with record temperatures last summer, I'm thankful for 6 more weeks of Winter about now. (Those on the East Coast--probably not so much.)
Those temperatures were hardly record breaking. It was much hotter in Missouri in '36.
In San Diego, not looking forward to early spring only cooler weather.
Phil: "yesss peasants praise me!"
I took a bath this morning and I did not see a shadows as the sun cascaded through the window. Also, I am not a groundhog, so I could be skeptical of this whole thing.
@Sebastian colin Little known fact🤔: They also control Time 🕒& Space🚀🤣
Groundhogs control the weather dude
I would wager and say the trees are the real answer to predicting a early spring than some animal that got picked randomly.
I'm starting to think Phil is trolling us 😢
Patrick: We have technology
Us: on groundhog
True gratitude for the seasons and our lord Jesus
Phil's a little cute thing. 🥰
Ground Hogs are so Cute and Love❤
Phil like leave me Alone I was sleeping. He just wanted to go back to sleep. Like really. It's Feb it's still going to snow and be cold. Something fun to do in the winter. Groundhog Day.
I for one am ready to worship our groundhog overlords.
They really had to dig em' out from his Actual Deep Slumber.
Phils prediction is the same prediction of my sports prediction. Age poorly
Fun fact: this tradition started allllllllll the way back in 1800
It's always 6 more weeks of winter.
AND I LOVE IT!!!!!!
NO SUN FOR YOU!!!!!
@Kragatar for me, NOT being in the sun.
Same... cold weather means I can go for a jog without becoming an overheated, sweat-drenched mess.
Here in Great Britain, Gobblers knob means something a little bit different.
Dude I'm from America and I guarantee you we're all thinking the same thing.
YEAHHHHHHHH I love Winter ❄️ Thank You Phil ❤
INNOCENT LAUGH AND GAMES!!!LOVE THIS ❤😂😂👍💪
So he chooses a scroll now instead of a shadow 🥲
this the funniest holiday ever ngl
I want to hold Phil! 😊
Phil sees a shadow and we still have another 6 more weeks of winter left
@Brosio G Facts
Reminds me of the time Bill De Blasio dropped the Groundhog and killed it.
Leave it to a democrat to kill things everyone loves
I love this tradition lol
Phil got the weather all wrong this year
YESSSSSSSS SIX MORE WEEKS OF COLD WEATHER
That ground hog would make a great dinner for my doberman!
Also no, it wouldn't.
What. People from Detroit be like :
I'm surprised Phil didn't ask for DONATIONS 4 climate change!! 🤣🤣
He just woke up, but he's not woke yet. (Like my wordplay?)
Bill Murray: Don’t drive angry, don’t drive angry! 😆
We love you phil.
Happy Groundhog Day 🥳🎉🎊
You think I trust their process when he got his whole back in the camera way…. Yeah it’s their tradition
Probably scares the hell out of the animal, all the yelling and commotion and people
This is hilarious 😅
All I could think of seeing this is the voice over memes Allen! Allen! Allen! 😹😹😹
Dedication and tradition to the fullest
Either he sees his shadow, and PA must deal with six more weeks of winter, or he doesn't see his shadow, and road work begins six weeks early. Since PA is pizdets either way, why should we bother caring?
I want Summer to come back because I want to go to the beach I love the bee❤❤❤❤❤❤
Awww i love phil
I'm glad he sees his shadow it be cold
If you think six more weeks of winter is bad, think about 23 more months of Biden.
Ground hog day gotta be the stupidest thing ever apparently it only 39% accurate so basically just a ground hog taking a 50-50 chance at grabbing a scroll
THERE IS NO SUN....PHIL didn't see his shadow! Spring is coming early! Get ready for the beach!
Sacrifice phil to appease the sun gods so that this cold hell ends
Poor thing. he's probably scared
This is absolutely outrageous - it's straight up animal abuse waking this poor creature up from his deep winter slumber to amuse these town folk - shameful - in a locked fake tree trunk they put poor Phil in then pull him out into the bitter cold - FREE PUXSUTAWNEY PHIL!
Actually Phil really doesn't live in the den that he is taken from. He really lives in a climate control building with a window and can be viewed on other days. He has caretakers around the clock that watch over and care for him year round. He is actually placed in the den secretly sometime before Groundhog's Day. So in reality there is no other groundhog that is better treated and cared for than Phil. In the society that cares for Phil it is one of the highest honors and a prelivage to care for Phil.
Ut oh .... it looks like Shelly saw her shadow 🤣
Do you even know anything about groundhogs??????
God people will complain about anything
Lol the ground hog has spoken! I just now realized that Phil has been an animal official before I was born.
It doesn't matter weather the ground hog see his shadow or not we always have six more weeks of snow i don't know why we keep doing this
Poor Phil! This is groundhog abuse.
@Leo Ciresi Good point! Also reward him with a carrot or other tasty veggie.
Why couldn’t they put Phil back into his home after the ceremony, instead of holding him during the speech?
Nooooooooooo!!!!! I live in northeast Texas. I love winter and all but I’m ready for 47 lows and 75 highs!
Let's remember that's God's beautiful little creature yet I don't hear anyone chanting for our father and our Lord Jesus Christ guess there's a lot more Shadows that need some lights
Groundhog day not Jesus day
I love you, Phil, but why’d you have to see your shadow😭😭
This is the same phil thats in groundhogs day back in the 80s
Imagine booing a groundhog lol
Not that it matters but for those if us who didn’t watch it live you kind of spoiled the fun by stating what he saw in the title of the video 😮
@Brosio G 🤔
I didn't even notice because I can't read.
Did Dunkirk Dave groundhog see his shadow we probably get early spring.?
I really wanted an early spring
Just let it stay winter forever
So with the millions of dollars of tech and meteorologist we're still basing the future of our weather from a groundhog 😑
Kinda crazy how this is my French teachers cousin
My favorite holiday 🤎
As long Im not outside in this cold winter snow and have heat inside the house and have food to eat and something to sleep in until spring time and then I'm good to go and I can't wait until spring time and summer time to go outside
I think phil is blind i bleave it's time for a new groundhog to take his place
No Phil why did you make us have six more weeks of winter I love spring no Phil whyyyyyyy
You chose for Phil - everyone saw you point it out
Oh my, this is crazy.
The Grundsau has spoken .... 6 more weeks of Winter!🌡🌨❄☃❄🌨🌡.... brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!🤔🤣😂🙃😛
Temps 🌡will be in single digits overnight🌜with a little snow❄in the forcast here in central PA .... enjoy!
Jake:”Oh, that’s it! Let’s go beat up the Ice King!”
more snow incoming this week
This isn't weird at all...
Idk but Phil is cute…
It's common sense to know it will see its shadow if there's sunshine with clouds out. Duh. If it's a completely cloudy day then it won't see its shadow. Again....DUH
Why do I feel like a good amount of the people have bets riding
Love_the Top Hats❤
If only WE could treat all animals,birds,& fish ,special .. Then animals would be free to wonder & have NO. FEAR .. If people would not look at color of skin ,but know we are like flowers,we come in different colors .
Poor guy is PADLOCKED in a tree!
Woo-hoo! 6 more! Bring on the snow!
I thought this was part of a movie or something . Like a skit