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Feb. 2 is Groundhog Day, a meteorologically questionable American tradition of looking to rodents for answers about the advent of spring.
Its roots are somewhat obscure, but it is generally believed to have originated from German lore which held that if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on Feb. 2, then leaves will bud prior to March 21. If it’s sunny, and the ground squirrel “sees” its shadow, though, winter weather will allegedly prevail for at least six more weeks. Brrrr!
Though Phil is often wrong, one thing Phil got right was inspiring the movie “Groundhog Day,” which was recently called “the greatest movie ever made.” (You can catch the film starting at 2 p.m. Thursday in a marathon on AMC.)
In the 1993 film, Bill Murray plays a…