Ohio Groundhog Buckeye Chuck Doesn't See His Shadow, But Punxsutawney Phil Does

Ohio's own official groundhog, Buckeye Chuck, is predicting a shorter winter. Chuck failed to see his shadow at dawn on Thursday under overcast skies in central Ohio.

The U.S.'s most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, did see his shadow over in Pennsylvania, predicting six more weeks of winter.

According to old legends, failure to see a shadow means an early arrival of spring. The Groundhog Day tradition stems from a German superstition that predicts bad weather if an animal casts a shadown on February 2, which is the Christian holiday Candlemas.

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