Groundhog Day 2023: Punxsutawney Phil Sees Shadow, Lincoln's Ms G Does Not

"Punxsutawney Phil" Makes Annual Winter Prediction On Groundhog Day

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LINCOLN, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Punxsutawney Phil and Ms. G will have to agree to disagree on the spring forecast this Groundhog Day.

Phil, the official groundhog of Pennsylvania, emerged from his burrow Thursday and saw his shadow, which traditionally means there will be six more weeks of winter.

Ms. G, the official groundhog of Massachusetts, did not see her shadow at her home in the Mass Audobon Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln, indicating an early spring. This is the second year in a row that Phil and Ms. G have had different forecasts.

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"I declare that Ms. G does not appear to observe her shadow and therefore spring is on its way," said Gov. Maura Healey at the Groundhog Day festivities.

This was Ms. G's 16th year giving a Groundhog Day forecast. She was declared the official State Groundhog in 2014 by then-Gov. Deval Patrick.

WBZ's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) has more.

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