— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 2, 2018
Update to our earlier post: Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil has decided there will not be an early spring this year. Sorry, folks.
The famed groundhog saw his shadow, meaning we’re due for six more weeks of winter, because a groundhog seeing its shadow is a v precise and scientific determinant of meteorology. (Duh.)
ESPN’s Adam Schefter was among the first to break the news to his millions of Twitter followers.
Sources: Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow; six more weeks of winter.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 2, 2018
Btw, you can follow Punxsutawney Phil – well, the group that takes care of him, at least – on Twitter, if you’re into that sort of thing.