The ground hog saw its shadow. So, six more weeks of winter. “Ground Hog’s Day” was a good movie, but the observance makes no sense at all, so the ground hog seeing his shadow is unsurprising.
First, the only way Punxsutawney Phil would not see his shadow is if there was so much snow the TV trucks couldn’t get through. Even if it’s cloudy, the ground hog always sees his shadow because of TV lights.
Second, Gobbler’s Knob, where the ground hog shows up, isn’t in Punxsutawney, PA. It’s just southeast of the borough’s border. You could look it up.
Third, take a look at a map. At any time in recorded history, has Spring ever come in mid February to the area of Pennsylvania northeast of Pittsburgh?
On a more positive note, pitchers and catchers report two weeks from tomorrow, so early Spring is possible in Florida and Arizona, if not near Pittsburgh.