02 February 2021 - Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil predicts six more weeks of winter
Groundhog Day prediction is six more weeks of winter then 'beautiful' spring
Associated Press (The Guardian, 02/02/2021)
There will be six more weeks of winter, Punxsutawney Phil predicted as he emerged from his burrow on a snowy Tuesday morning to perform his Groundhog Day duties.
Members of Phil’s “inner circle” woke the groundhog at 7.25am at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to see if he would see his shadow.
Shortly after this year’s prediction was revealed, one of the members of the inner circle shared a message he said Phil had imparted: “After winter, you’re looking forward to one of the most beautiful and brightest springs you’ve ever seen.”
Groundhog Day Is Going Virtual Due To Pandemic
(CBS Philly, 02/02/2021)
Punxsutawney Phil's prediction will be delivered via live stream this year.
Groundhog Day 2021: Punxsutawney Phil predicts winter will hang on
Tamar Lapin (New York Post, 02/02/2021)
You’ll want to burrow away after hearing this.
Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter on Tuesday during the annual Groundhog Day ceremony in Pennsylvania.
As a light snow fell just around dawn, members of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club made their way to the famous forecaster’s stump, without the usual crowd of thousands because of the coronavirus pandemic.
'Groundhog Day,' the movie's final life lessons for our perpetual pandemic
David G. Allan (CNN, 02/02/2021)
"What would you do if you were stuck in one place, and every day was exactly the same, and nothing that you did mattered?"
That's what a depressed Phil Connors (played by actor Bill Murray) asks two men at a bar as he contemplates the bleak fate of repeating Groundhog Day over and over. One of them answers: "That about sums it up for me."
That about sums it up for a lot of people over the last year. As lockdowns went into place, many of us we were reminded of the film as a useful shorthand description of our new normal. No real travel. No commutes. No classrooms. Every day the same, all blurring together.