It's Groundhog Day again in the United States

Fast facts about Groundhog Day 2019 – FingerLakes1.com

Mother Nature hadn't been all that kind to the region as Groundhog Day approached.

As the legend goes, if the groundhog sees his shadow when it emerges from its burrow, we'll have six more weeks of winter. This, his male handlers in top hats dramatically said, signals an early start to spring and an end to winter.

The tradition was part of the Christian celebration of Candlemas Day, which marked a halfway point between the winter solstice and spring equinox. If not, spring comes early. They did, however, find an abundance of groundhogs, and a new tradition was born.

Chattanooga Chuck, a distant cousin of our friend Phil, will make a similar, if less opulent, appearance Saturday morning at 10:30am at the Tennessee Aquarium's River Journey lobby.

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Other towns have their own groundhog mascots as well, including Birmingham Bill in Alabama and Staten Island Chuck in NY.

The annual event began in 1886, when a spirited group of groundhog hunters dubbed themselves "The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club" and proclaimed Punxsutawney Phil to be the one and only groundhog meteorologist.

A statement on their website states: "Punxsutawney Phil is the only true weather forecasting groundhog".

But Phil has only been correct six times in his last 31 predictions, according to data from The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). "Phil! Phil!" But predicting the weather, that's my song; for 133 years, I've never been wrong.

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