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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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Comments • 455

  • ItalianAngel21175
    ItalianAngel21175 Month ago +28

    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!!😆😂😆😂😉💖

  • mark hicks
    mark hicks Month ago +35

    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..

  • javichuelas
    javichuelas Month ago +244

    4:24 some lady screaming “NOOOOOOO”. I felt that

  • I'm listening
    I'm listening Month ago +65

    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!!

    • I'm listening
      I'm listening Month ago +1

      @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.

    • skiersexcuse
      skiersexcuse Month ago

      also not shown in the video they have a fairly loud pyrotechnics display from about 6 in the morning until the announcement

    • skiersexcuse
      skiersexcuse Month ago

      @mark hicks they sedate the groundhog before. apparently they wear metal mesh gloves under their black ones to avoid injury.

    • mark hicks
      mark hicks Month ago

      @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..

    • Benjamin Cantrell
      Benjamin Cantrell Month ago +4

      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.

  • Sakura Stardust
    Sakura Stardust Month ago +237

    Anyone ever stop and wonder how odd this holiday is?

    • chicken in translation
      chicken in translation Month ago

      Nah cuz its just fun and cute

    • Lily Bear
      Lily Bear Month ago

      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

    • toughluck8012
      toughluck8012 Month ago

      @MrGenexxx no you can't

    • toughluck8012
      toughluck8012 Month ago

      Absolutely haha

  • Brosio G
    Brosio G Month ago +78

    The word of Phil is sacred.

    • Kevyn Hansyn
      Kevyn Hansyn Month ago +1

      More along the lines of a Sentence.
      "I am not a Damn meteorologist you douchebags".

    • Swiftninjatrev
      Swiftninjatrev Month ago +2

      It's in-phil-a-able

    • Flarie
      Flarie Month ago +5

      Phil looks quite pet-able

  • JJ All
    JJ All Month ago +111

    NOOOOO 😩 I'm ready for an early Spring. Guess I'll keep my boots out a little longer. Thanks, Phil, see ya next year 🙏🏽🏆

    • chief donut maker
      chief donut maker Month ago

      I think u got ur wish its 61 at my house in york Pennsylvania

    • OhWell
      OhWell Month ago

      Stop using that emoji 🤢

    • Lady Macbeth Of Mtsensk
      Lady Macbeth Of Mtsensk Month ago

      Good luck getting around in Pennsylvania when there is an early spring, because the road workers will ruin it.

    • Nick Montes
      Nick Montes Month ago +2


  • toughluck8012
    toughluck8012 Month ago +11

    Imagine aliens coming down to earth and this the first thing they see. They'd be so confused

  • O
    O Month ago +38

    Since when did he start picking scrolls and not using his shadow?

  • Jake Gentry
    Jake Gentry Month ago +2

    He’s such a cutie and so we’ll behaved. But I’m gonna get that little Phil for giving us more winter

  • Mary Gray
    Mary Gray Month ago +9

    He's so cute! He is so well behaved, he seems to love the attention. What a sweetie!

  • John Thompson
    John Thompson Month ago +44

    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.

    • Haawkinz
      Haawkinz Month ago

      Mans went off not gonna lie

    • David Straub
      David Straub Month ago +4

      "I'd get into the 6 season model but, you probably need a nap by now."
      Go ahead with your explanation .... I'll wait!🌑🌒🌓🌔🌕🌖🌗🌘🌙🌚🌞☃🌡⛱🌍🌎🌏

    • Sebastian colin
      Sebastian colin Month ago +14

      Did you not hear what the ground hog said?

    • Matt Marzula
      Matt Marzula Month ago +5

      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.

  • Kragatar
    Kragatar Month ago +12

    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?

    • Newor
      Newor Month ago +3

      They mean that the groundhog chooses a scroll

    • Kevyn Hansyn
      Kevyn Hansyn Month ago +10

      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 .

  • Roblox puppy56
    Roblox puppy56 Month ago +29

    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.

  • 👑thatprettyboy707
    👑thatprettyboy707 Month ago +8

    God bless Phil and his shivering 🥶 body…

  • Skulljagger
    Skulljagger Month ago +2

    Quantum leap mentioned groundhogs day twice, in their last episode. 🙂

  • Justine C
    Justine C Month ago +25

    Poor Phil, he seems like an introvert, and these fools treating him like he is rocky 😮 #freephil

    • Justine C
      Justine C Month ago +1

      @Ghostface oh phew, thanks for letting me know sis💁🏽‍♀️

    • Ghostface
      Ghostface Month ago

      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

  • Peggy Tate
    Peggy Tate Month ago +11

    I feel sorry for Phil , to have to endure these crazy people, nite Phil.

  • Lilianna Kifflin
    Lilianna Kifflin Month ago +55

    Groundhog: Help me Goddess Brigid! These humans won't stop picking me up!
    Goddess Brigid: that poor groundhog...😞

  • Cat Briggs
    Cat Briggs Month ago +3

    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.)

    • Lady Macbeth Of Mtsensk
      Lady Macbeth Of Mtsensk Month ago

      Those temperatures were hardly record breaking. It was much hotter in Missouri in '36.

    • A Metalhead's Life
      A Metalhead's Life Month ago

      In San Diego, not looking forward to early spring only cooler weather.

  • Hanako Saiz
    Hanako Saiz Month ago +19

    Phil: "yesss peasants praise me!"

    SEABAY Month ago +18

    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.

    • David Straub
      David Straub Month ago +2

      @Sebastian colin Little known fact🤔: They also control Time 🕒& Space🚀🤣

    • Sebastian colin
      Sebastian colin Month ago +8

      Groundhogs control the weather dude

  • WinTrain
    WinTrain Month ago

    I would wager and say the trees are the real answer to predicting a early spring than some animal that got picked randomly.

  • John Natzel
    John Natzel Month ago +1

    I'm starting to think Phil is trolling us 😢

  • Leo Garcia
    Leo Garcia Month ago +2

    Patrick: We have technology
    Us: on groundhog

  • Rose Petals
    Rose Petals Month ago +2

    True gratitude for the seasons and our lord Jesus

  • Rebels42 Wynn
    Rebels42 Wynn Month ago +2

    Phil's a little cute thing. 🥰

  • Brenda Rico
    Brenda Rico Month ago

    Ground Hogs are so Cute and Love❤

  • Becky Mallin
    Becky Mallin Month ago +11

    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.

  • Jerzey NiGHTS
    Jerzey NiGHTS Month ago +3

    I for one am ready to worship our groundhog overlords.

  • Taylor Made Productions

    They really had to dig em' out from his Actual Deep Slumber.

  • Toon Link Main
    Toon Link Main 29 days ago

    Phils prediction is the same prediction of my sports prediction. Age poorly

  • Ghostface
    Ghostface Month ago

    Fun fact: this tradition started allllllllll the way back in 1800

  • Nick Montes
    Nick Montes Month ago +11

    It's always 6 more weeks of winter.
    AND I LOVE IT!!!!!!

    • Nick Montes
      Nick Montes Month ago +1

      NO SUN FOR YOU!!!!!
      NO, NO!!!

    • Nick Montes
      Nick Montes Month ago

      @Kragatar for me, NOT being in the sun.

    • Kragatar
      Kragatar Month ago

      Same... cold weather means I can go for a jog without becoming an overheated, sweat-drenched mess.

    • Lily_vlogs
      Lily_vlogs Month ago +3

      Same 😤💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻

  • Phillip Hopkins
    Phillip Hopkins Month ago +6

    Here in Great Britain, Gobblers knob means something a little bit different.

    • Winston Landa
      Winston Landa Month ago +11

      Dude I'm from America and I guarantee you we're all thinking the same thing.

  • Nola
    Nola Month ago +7

    YEAHHHHHHHH I love Winter ❄️ Thank You Phil ❤

  • elwerouno1
    elwerouno1 Month ago +1


  • Cassie Lyn
    Cassie Lyn  Month ago +7

    So he chooses a scroll now instead of a shadow 🥲

  • zaynab
    zaynab Month ago +1

    this the funniest holiday ever ngl

  • eangelful
    eangelful Month ago

    I want to hold Phil! 😊

  • Steve Sibaja
    Steve Sibaja Month ago +13

    Phil sees a shadow and we still have another 6 more weeks of winter left

  • Kelsey Mariel
    Kelsey Mariel Month ago +1

    Reminds me of the time Bill De Blasio dropped the Groundhog and killed it.

  • BurntFist
    BurntFist Month ago +23

    I love this tradition lol

  • chief donut maker
    chief donut maker Month ago

    Phil got the weather all wrong this year

  • Kendall Finch
    Kendall Finch Month ago


  • Jimmy Rosen
    Jimmy Rosen Month ago +2

    That ground hog would make a great dinner for my doberman!

    • 48vinile
      48vinile Month ago

      Also no, it wouldn't.

    • 48vinile
      48vinile Month ago

      What. People from Detroit be like :

  • Sara Restivo
    Sara Restivo Month ago +9

    I'm surprised Phil didn't ask for DONATIONS 4 climate change!! 🤣🤣

    • Swiftninjatrev
      Swiftninjatrev Month ago +2

      He just woke up, but he's not woke yet. (Like my wordplay?)

  • D. E. Kirkbride
    D. E. Kirkbride Month ago +1

    Bill Murray: Don’t drive angry, don’t drive angry! 😆

  • Zulectrix World
    Zulectrix World Month ago +1

    We love you phil.

  • Mistermainer fan
    Mistermainer fan Month ago +7

    Happy Groundhog Day 🥳🎉🎊

  • Leona Bell
    Leona Bell Month ago

    You think I trust their process when he got his whole back in the camera way…. Yeah it’s their tradition

  • toughluck8012
    toughluck8012 Month ago +2

    Probably scares the hell out of the animal, all the yelling and commotion and people

    NICOLDNIVOLE Month ago +6

    This is hilarious 😅

  • Will Smoove
    Will Smoove Month ago

    All I could think of seeing this is the voice over memes Allen! Allen! Allen! 😹😹😹

  • Sauna Mad Man
    Sauna Mad Man Month ago

    Dedication and tradition to the fullest

  • Lady Macbeth Of Mtsensk

    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?

  • Cleo
    Cleo Month ago +1

    I want Summer to come back because I want to go to the beach I love the bee❤❤❤❤❤❤

  • Omori
    Omori Month ago

    Awww i love phil

  • Carmelo Fox
    Carmelo Fox Month ago

    I'm glad he sees his shadow it be cold

  • big_prosthetic_forehead

    If you think six more weeks of winter is bad, think about 23 more months of Biden.

  • Marc Aragon
    Marc Aragon Month ago

    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

  • #ilwsbmjkv3
    #ilwsbmjkv3 Month ago +1

    THERE IS NO SUN....PHIL didn't see his shadow! Spring is coming early! Get ready for the beach!

  • Kyle Berghuis
    Kyle Berghuis Month ago

    Sacrifice phil to appease the sun gods so that this cold hell ends

  • Shanna Bol
    Shanna Bol Month ago +3

    Poor thing. he's probably scared

  • Shelley Nozomi
    Shelley Nozomi Month ago +11

    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!

    • mark hicks
      mark hicks Month ago

      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.

    • Bunny Bubs
      Bunny Bubs Month ago


    • David Straub
      David Straub Month ago +6

      Ut oh .... it looks like Shelly saw her shadow 🤣

    • Chickens
      Chickens Month ago +5

      Do you even know anything about groundhogs??????

    • Sebastian colin
      Sebastian colin Month ago +8

      God people will complain about anything

  • Lord Sesshomaru
    Lord Sesshomaru Month ago

    Lol the ground hog has spoken! I just now realized that Phil has been an animal official before I was born.

  • Brenda Guffey
    Brenda Guffey Month ago

    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

  • Louise Czupryna
    Louise Czupryna Month ago +2

    Poor Phil! This is groundhog abuse.

    • Louise Czupryna
      Louise Czupryna Month ago

      @Leo Ciresi Good point! Also reward him with a carrot or other tasty veggie.

    • Leo Ciresi
      Leo Ciresi Month ago

      Why couldn’t they put Phil back into his home after the ceremony, instead of holding him during the speech?

  • Rachael Ray
    Rachael Ray Month ago

    Nooooooooooo!!!!! I live in northeast Texas. I love winter and all but I’m ready for 47 lows and 75 highs!

  • Rose Petals
    Rose Petals Month ago +1

    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

    • Ever
      Ever Month ago

      Groundhog day not Jesus day

  • B.J. and the Affordables

    I love you, Phil, but why’d you have to see your shadow😭😭

  • Surviving With Terry

    This is the same phil thats in groundhogs day back in the 80s

  • Electronic Farts
    Electronic Farts Month ago

    Imagine booing a groundhog lol

  • kirbyourenthusiasm
    kirbyourenthusiasm Month ago +9

    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 😮

  • Melinda Y
    Melinda Y Month ago

    Did Dunkirk Dave groundhog see his shadow we probably get early spring.?

  • Rj Skorenki
    Rj Skorenki Month ago

    I really wanted an early spring

  • Random ice lol LoL
    Random ice lol LoL Month ago

    Just let it stay winter forever

  • Cecy Romig-Estrada
    Cecy Romig-Estrada Month ago


  • Fanaglethebagle
    Fanaglethebagle Month ago

    So with the millions of dollars of tech and meteorologist we're still basing the future of our weather from a groundhog 😑

  • shafur3
    shafur3 Month ago +9

    Phil knows❣️

  • Alan Meza
    Alan Meza Month ago +1

    Kinda crazy how this is my French teachers cousin

    JACKS BRAVO Month ago

    My favorite holiday 🤎

  • Shanequa Johnson
    Shanequa Johnson Month ago

    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

  • chief donut maker
    chief donut maker Month ago

    I think phil is blind i bleave it's time for a new groundhog to take his place

  • The Sheesley’s
    The Sheesley’s Month ago +1

    No Phil why did you make us have six more weeks of winter I love spring no Phil whyyyyyyy

  • Cosplay_Reborn
    Cosplay_Reborn Month ago

    You chose for Phil - everyone saw you point it out

  • V.Oakley ฯ
    V.Oakley ฯ Month ago

    Oh my, this is crazy.

  • David Straub
    David Straub Month ago +2

    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!

    • Leo Ciresi
      Leo Ciresi Month ago

      Jake:”Oh, that’s it! Let’s go beat up the Ice King!”
      Finn:” Yeah!!”

  • Brosio G
    Brosio G Month ago +2


  • Skavatar789
    Skavatar789 14 days ago

    more snow incoming this week

  • Mandy
    Mandy Month ago

    This isn't weird at all...

  • Erieluv08
    Erieluv08 Month ago

    Idk but Phil is cute…

  • Renada-Nanique
    Renada-Nanique Month ago

    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

  • Blyat
    Blyat Month ago

    Why do I feel like a good amount of the people have bets riding

  • Brenda Rico
    Brenda Rico Month ago

    Love_the Top Hats❤

  • Blue Bird
    Blue Bird Month ago

    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 .

  • Reagan2024💗
    Reagan2024💗 Month ago


  • #ilwsbmjkv3
    #ilwsbmjkv3 Month ago +1

    Poor guy is PADLOCKED in a tree!

  • 𝘌𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘢 🇭🇰ʜᴋ

    Woo-hoo! 6 more! Bring on the snow!

  • Jordan alanis
    Jordan alanis Month ago

    I thought this was part of a movie or something . Like a skit