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Groundhog Day (credit: Archie Carpenter/Getty Images)

D.C.’s Own ‘Potomac Phil’ Getting Ready For Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day is coming up, but residents of the nation’s capital don’t have to turn to Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil to learn whether there’ll be six more weeks of winter.


Potomac Phil - the stuffed groundhog (Credit: WNEW's Karen Adams)

A Dead Groundhog Predicting The Weather?

Potomac Phil made his unflattering debut at the 1st annual Groundhog Day in Dupont. The group organizing the event was not able to secure a living, breathing groundhog, so stuffed was the only other option.


Punxsutawney Phil (Credit: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

“Potomac Phil” To Start New Groundhog Day Tradition In D.C.

Washington D.C. is rivaling the traditional Groundhog Day experience to the North with it’s own ceremony to take place today in Dupont Circle. “Potomac Phil”, a stuffed groundhog will tell us winter’s fate.