It's the one day of the year when we ignore Doppler radar, mute the weather guy and put our trust in a marmot instead of the weather widgets on our computer screens.
Today is Groundhog Day, a great American folk holiday that hinges on a groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil and his shadow.
According to tradition, if Punxsutawney Phil climbs out of his burrow on a cloudy day and is unable to see his shadow, it's a sign that spring is on its way. If Feb. 2 is a sunny day and the groundhog can see his shadow, that indicates there will be another six weeks of winter.
When local dignitaries in top hats roused Phil from his burrow to make his 125th annual "prognostication" at Gobbler's Knob around 7:25 a.m., the sky was overcast -- a sign that winter will end soon.
Phil has been the center of attention this morning, both in the small Pennsylvania town and on Twitter. But he's not necessarily the day's top hog.
Groundhog Day is also a time when other, lesser-known weather-predicting groundhogs around the country might have a chance to escape from living in Phil's shadow.
From New York City's Staten Island Chuck and Ohio's Buckeye Chuck to Alabama's Smith Lake Jake and Georgia's General Beauregard Lee, there's no shortage of furry forecasters who will make predictions today.
In New York City, Gotham's very own weather-predicting groundhog awoke to cloudy skies this morning. Like his peer in Pennsylvania, Staten Island Chuck did not see his shadow when he emerged from his burrow, according to SILive.com.
General Beauregard Lee
Spring is coming soon to Georgia, according to the state's most famous woodchuck. General Beauregard Lee did not see his shadow when he climbed out of his "Weathering Heights" home at the Yellow River Game Ranch in Lilburn this morning, AJC.com reports.
Ohio's official state groundhog says spring is on its way. Buckeye Chuck failed to see his shadow in an event in Marion this morning, according to WKYC.com.
Even though Eastern Canada is getting walloped by a winter storm, Nova Scotia's Shubenacadie Sam said spring is in the air when he couldn't find his shadow this morning, according to MontrealGazette.com.
Other groundhogs have climbed out of their holes to declare that winter will end soon -- but Chicago's Woodstock Willie is holed up because of the winter. The well-known Illinois woodchuck will not publicly emerge from his tree trunk home in Woodstock to make a "prognostication" because of bad weather, SunTimes.com reports.
Another groundhog has predicted an early spring. Canada's Wiarton Willie did not see his shadow when he left his burrow in Ontario, according to TheStar.com.
It's not time to pack away your winter coat yet, at least according to one New York groundhog. In a prediction that counters the forecasts of many of his peers, Suffolk County's Holtsville Hal saw his shadow at 7:25 a.m, predicting another six weeks of winter, LongIslandPress.com reports.
In Manchester, Conn., a three-year-old groundhog named Chuckles VII did not see her shadow, according to Courant.com.
Winter will be over in no time, says the groundhog with the nation's second longest track record. For the 58th year in a row, Dunkirk Dave, of Dunkirk, N.Y., climbed out of his hole and issued a forecast. He did not see his shadow, ObserverToday.com reports.
Check back with AOL News throughout the day for updates on groundhogs and their shadows.
U.S. temperature averages: February -- Not yet available; March -- Not yet availble
Verdict: To be determined.
Click through to find out how Punxsutawney Phil did in previous years!
(*Important scientific note: These comparisons are purely for fun and should not be taken too seriously!)
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