That is, if you like to get your weather prediction from a groundhog in Pennsylvania.
Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow Tuesday morning and, as legend holds, that means six additional weeks of heavy coats and mittens.
Phil was awakened at 7:25 a.m. and made his prediction in front of about 16 members of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club at Gobbler’s Knob.
“Now, when I turn to see, there’s a perfect shadow cast of me. Six more weeks of winter there will be,” one of Phil’s handlers announced on his behalf at the ceremony.
He’s been at this for a while
The first Punxsutawney Groundhog Day celebration was recorded in 1886, according to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club’s website.
Scientifically speaking, winter will officially come to an end on the equinox on March 20, regardless of what Phil predicts. But Mother Nature doesn’t always follow the timetable.
In fact, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, and South Dakota actually have their snowiest time of year after Groundhog Day.
He’s not very good at it
For the last two years in a row Phil has not seen his shadow, predicting an early spring.
Phil is not alone in his prognosticating skills. In fact there are many others like him.
He’s got competition
States like Ohio, North Carolina, New York, Georgia, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Illinois, Maryland, West Virginia, and Michigan all have their own groundhog to use for predictions.
This means that if you don’t like Phil’s forecast, chances are one of the other groundhogs will predict something you do like.
CNN meteorologist Allison Chinchar contributed to this report.