Punxsutawney Phil has been prognosticating about when spring will come since the 1880s, and he's developed quite a legend in the meantime. Here are five Punxsutawney Phil tidbits you may not have heard ahead of Groundhog Day 2011.
Punxsutawney Phil: The National Weather Service is calling for as much as seven inches of snow in Punxsutawney, followed by a possible mix of sleet and freezing rain overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning.
Another winter storm is moving across the US Monday, but forecasters hope the worst of the season's storms will be over by the end of next week.
Canadian Inuit dogs pull a sled with a traditional harness on Thursday in Iqaluit.
In Alaska, groundhogs don't have their day on Feb. 2, but marmots do – thanks to a local senator and former Gov. Sarah Palin. (Hey, what's a marmot, anyway?)
Women runners, including eventual winner Melissa Moon (front row c.), of Wellington, New Zealand, start the 33rd Annual Empire State Building Run-up in New York City on Tuesday.
Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on Groundhog Day Tuesday, which means six more weeks of winter. Here are five things you might not know about this American tradition.
Ben Hughes holds Punxsutawney Phil after he emerged from his burrow on Gobblers Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., to see his shadow on Groundhog Day 2010. Phil saw his shadow on Feb. 2, which forecasts six more weeks of winter weather.