Published on Tuesday, 02 February 2016 10:04
And we thought it was going to be a long winter! According to Punxsutawney Phil spring will be coming early. This morning he did not see his shadow. We decided to list a few fun facts about Groundhog Day that many people aren’t aware of. Check out the list below and Happy Groundhog Day!
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- The top hat-wearing men that announce the groundhog “forecast” are known as the “Inner Circle”.
- Punxsutawney Phil has had a 39% accuracy rate regarding his early spring/late winter forecasts.
- The town of Punxsutawney is located about 2 hours west of Pittsburgh, PA.
- The name Punxsutawney comes from the Native American phrase "ponksad-uteney”. This translates to "town of the sandflies."
Early spring means brighter and longer days! Check out our sunglasses to make sure you’re stylish all spring!