Punxsutawney Phil is held by Ron Ploucha after emerging from his burrow Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, on Gobblers Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., to see his shadow and forecast six more weeks of winter weather. The prediction this year fell on the same day as Super Bowl Sunday.
In 2013 Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow, predicting there would be an early spring in Punxsutawney, Pa.
Fred Unger of York, Pa., left, waits in the early morning of Feb. 2, 2012 on Gobbler's Knob for Punxsutawney Phil to appear. Phil saw his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter.
In this photo from 2011, Punxsutawney Phil stands on the shoulder of one of his handlers. That year he didn't see his shadow and it was announced that winter was over.
Actor Stephen Toboloswsky who appears in the movie Groundhog Day as Ned Ryerson makes an appearance at Punxsutawney Phil's weather prediction on Feb. 2, 2010. Phil saw his shadow predicting six more weeks of winter.
John Griffiths, a handler of the weather-predicting groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, holds Phil in the air after removing him from his stump at Gobbler's Knob on Groundhog Day, in Punxsutawney, Pa. Phil saw his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter.
Phil receives some love and attention from his handlers in 2008. The Groundhog Club said Phil saw his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter.
Punxsutawney Phil, the weather predicting groundhog, is held up by his handlers in Punxsutawney, Pa., Friday, Feb. 2, 2007. Phil did not see his shadow and predicted warmer temperatures to come.
Punxsutawney Phil, the weather predicting groundhog, is held up by his handler Bill Deeley while holding a "Terrible Towel" after the prediction of six more weeks of winter in 2006. The towel is used by Pittsburgh Steelers fans to show support for their team who were playing in the Super Bowl that year.
Handler Bill Deeley holds Punxsutawney Phil, their weather predicting groundhog after the reading of the proclamation that there would be six more weeks of winter in 2005.
Punxsutawney Phil is held by handler Bill Deeley after seeing his shadow in 2004.
Phil predicted early spring in 2003 and is raised by handler Bill Deeley in Punxsutawney, Pa.
Punxsutawney Phil is held by handler Bill Deeley after emerging from his Gobbler's Knob burrow at sunrise Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002 before a record crowd of some 25,000. He predicted six more weeks of winter.
No sign of Phil's shadow in 2011 in front of a massive weekend crowd.
Punxsutawney Phil, is held by his handler Bill Deeley after seeing his shadow Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000 on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa.
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The handlers for groundhog Punxsutawney Phil say he's forecasting six more weeks of what already has felt like a brutally long and cold winter. Pennsylvania's famed furry weatherman emerged from his lair in front of thousands of fans around daybreak Sunday.
Legend has it that if the adorable rodent sees his shadow on Feb. 2, winter will last another month-and-a-half. If he doesn't see it, spring will come early. In reality, Phil's prediction is decided ahead of time by a group called the Inner Circle, whose members don top hats and tuxedos for the annual Groundhog Day ceremony on Gobbler's Knob, the tiny hill in the town for which he's named about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.
Phil's track record is less than reliable. He's only gotten it right just 39 percent of the time since 1887, but it's always fun to take a look back at his predictions through the years.