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The proportion of the time that Punxsutawney Phil was accurate in his Groundhog Day prediction. Last year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration compared Phil’s record to the U.S. national temperatures over the prior decade to decide the groundhog’s accuracy. Historians found a reference to groundhog weather forecasts in an 1841 diary.

(Associated Press — Jan. 31, 2024)

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