Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow this year?
If the groundhogs see their shadow this year, they will be frightened and want to run back into their burrow, and six more weeks of winter will follow, according to traditions brought to America by German (Pennsylvania Dutch) immigrants. If they don't, spring is around the corner.
Phil is expected to leave his burrow at 7:20 a.m. today at Gobblers Knob in Punxsutawney, PA. He will then observe the weather conditions and look for his shadow.
Even though winter in SoCal gets spring-like rather early, here's what one Brentwood Patch reader had to say about the groundhog's predictions:
Mindy Schleger So funny. Traditions are great.
We want to know your prediction before Saturday. Will he see his shadow? What do you think? Tell us in the comment section below!