February 2, 2009

Pa. groundhog sees shadow, more winter

The legendary, weather-forecasting groundhog Punxsutawney Phil says the United States is in for six more weeks of winter.

Making his annual Groundhog's Day appearance Monday in Punxsutawney, Pa., Phil gazed out at a cheering crowd and saw his shadow, the event's announcer said, signaling more winter to come, CNN reported.

After casting a joyful eye towards thousands of his faithful followers, Phil proclaimed that his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers were world champions one more time, the announcer said, adding, And as he looked, 'a bright sky above me showed my shadow beside me. So six more weeks of winter it will be.' Oh, woe is us. Woe is us!