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Those who make the annual pilgrimage to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania on Groundhog Day won’t have to leave the comfort of their homes next year.

The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club announced this week that there will be no in-person attendance at Gobbler’s Knob for 2021. Organizers say that after consulting with health officials, the best decision was to plan for a virtual event next year.

Thousands of people show up every year to see Phil’s prediction.

Those wanting to watch Phil make his weather prediction in 2021 will be able to do so online. Details will be released at a later time but if the COVID crisis calms down, the event may go ahead in person. To keep updated, you can visit

Source: WCVB