By Sujan Shetty February 2, 2024

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Groundhog Day 2024: 8 Shocking Insights You Need to Know!

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1. This year Groundhog Day falls on Thursday, February 2nd.

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2. The most famous groundhog weather forecaster is Punxsutawney Phil who emerges in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

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3.Based on his shadow (or lack thereof), Phil will predict whether there will be 6 more weeks of winter or an early spring.

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4. No matter what Phil predicts, his accuracy is questionable at best - averaging around 40% over the past 10 years!

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5. The record for the longest forecast made by a groundhog was set in 2020 

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6. Groundhog Day has origins deep in European history, dating back to weather-predicting traditions involving Candlemas.

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7. Across North America there will be large Groundhog Day celebrations this year 

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8. This year a tech-savvy AI robot groundhog named Al will try its circuits at weather prognostication in Michigan.