Understand he did not see his shadow…come on Spring.

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If you were hoping to be done with winter, Punxsutawney Phil has some good news for you — an early spring is on the way.

After the groundhog was summoned from his burrow at the Gobbler’s Knob hill in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, early Sunday, observers proclaimed that “the prognosticator of all prognosticators” had not seen his shadow.

The tradition goes back to medieval times when there was a superstition that all hibernating animals emerged from their caves and dens to check on the weather on Candlemas, which is halfway between the winter solstice in December and the vernal equinox in March. If the animals saw their shadows, winter would go on for another six weeks, and they could go back to sleep, according to the tradition.

Meanwhile, at New York’s Staten Island Zoo, fellow groundhog Staten Island Chuck also didn’t see his shadow on Sunday, agreeing that an early spring was…

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