(KTEN) – Punxsutawney Phil did NOT see his shadow this morning, meaning an early spring is on the way for Texoma!

On a cold February morning in the small town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the rodent crawled out of his burrow. He made his decision and read from his scroll stating:

“Another winter slumber paused so I could meet the crowd. Hard to sleep anyway when the party is this loud. I envy your energy, I envy the fun. I envy all of you and your opposable thumbs. But it's not what I feel, it's what I see and what you hear, so gather round and let me be clear. Atmosphere is a wonderful thing and we can create our own and the weather it brings. It brings hope for the future and so much more; maybe some Punxsutawney Phil write-in votes in 2024. But what this weather did NOT provide is a shadow or reason to hide. Glad tidings on this Groundhog Day, an early spring is on the way.”

Snow showers and highs in the low 40s are in the forecast for Punxsutawney, PA this Groundhog Day

 

Phil has not seen his shadow 14 out of the last 39 times. In total, the rodent has not seen his shadow 20 times since 1886.

Phil's prognostications since 1986

 

If you are a lover of spring, this is great news! Some spring-like weather is in the forecast for next week!