Will Phil see his shadow on Groundhog Day?

Is there a technique to Punxsutawney Phil 2017 frenzy in foreseeing to what extent winter will keep going on Groundhog Day?

Since the custom of Groundhog Day started in Punxsutawney in 1886, did the groundhog see its shadow? on record, yes 102 times. There were 18 times that he didn't see his shadow, and nine years amid the late 1800s that there is no record of Phil's gauge.

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In spite of the fact that Phil's strategy may appear to be imperfect - reckoning that seeing his shadow decides a more extended winter, while no shadow requires an early spring - he tends to take care of business. Since the year's coldest quarter, otherwise called meteorological winter, keeps running from Dec. 5 to Walk 5, Phil's exactness in foreseeing a more drawn out winter is around 80 percent.

Phil's rationale originates from the Roman Catholic and Eastern Standard observances of Candlemas Day, following back just about 1,000 years.
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