Groundhog Day 2013 is upon us.
Tens of thousands braved temperatures in the single digits last night and this morning in the Weather Capitol of the World, Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
The occasion? That magical moment when Punxsutawney Phil rises from Gobbler's Knob, accompanied by his tuxedo-clad handlers, to predict winter’s duration?
Will it be six more weeks of snow, wind and cold before the respite of spring? Will a reprieve come sooner? Only Phil and his shadow can say for sure.
And he has, just moments ago: NO SHADOW!
"Not a shadow to be found. Spring is sprung. RIP Winter! #earlyspring!" That's according to Phil's official Twitter (gotta love modern technology)!