Famed weather-foretelling groundhog Punxsutawney Phil going entirely virtual for 2021

Punxsutawney Phil's prediction in 2021 will be entirely online.


A groundhog with Hollywood fame is going all-out digital.

Punxsutawney Phil's prediction in 2021 will be entirely online, according to The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club website.

The famous weather-foretelling groundhog has had his prediction livestreamed before, but this winter, in-person visitors won't be allowed to attend the event at Gobbler's Knob due to COVID-19 restrictions, according to the club.

Other virtual events will also occur for the celebration, which marked its 134-year history last winter.

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The club said the state's tourism office shares a broadcast of the festivities each year. The main event will take place at 7:25 a.m. Feb. 2.

If Phil sees his shadow, it signals six more weeks of winter. Otherwise, it means spring will come early.