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Local groundhog predicts more winter weather

Tupelo (Drew Powell, WTVA)
Tupelo (Drew Powell, WTVA)
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Updated: 2/02 11:18 am
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — Every year, Groundhog Day is held to determine if winter is sticking around or if an early spring is in site.
 
Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter when he came out of his burrow Sunday in Pennsylvania.
 
At the Tupelo Buffalo Park, Oscar, a 3-year-old groundhog, was going to let everyone know if six more weeks of winter is in the forecast for north Mississippi.

After the door opened, Oscar gave the same prediction as Phil.

"Keep your jackets handy and your heat wherever. That's another six more weeks of winter," said Katherine Brunson, zookeeper. "We've had a long winter this year."

Oscar has resided at the Tupelo Buffalo Park for just over three years now and is named after the perfume Oscar De La Renta.
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