Punxsatawney, Pa.- Punxsatawney Phil woke up to the sound ofwhistles andcheering. Thelittle furry fella was just trying to sleep...but sleep he will not at least not for another six weeks!

Todayisthe 127th year celebration in which thousands of people gather outside in the crisp winter weather to celebrate the town's tradition and nationally recognized holiday,Groundhog's Day.

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Punxsatawney Phil, the town's famous critter, determines whether or not we will have six more weeks of winter if he sees his shadow.

According to folklore, if it's cloudy when the groundhog emerges from its burrow today, it will leave the burrow, signifying that winter will soon end. If, however, it's a sunny day, Phil will supposedly see his shadow and, frightened, retreat back into his burrow, and winter will continue for six more weeks.

As the results were read, "There is no shadow for me to see, so it's an early Spring for you and me!" Crowds burst into cheers!

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