Dayton’s groundhog predicts early spring

Rosie the Groundhog at the Boonshoft Museum (WDTN Photo/Chris Smith)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Dozens packed the Boonshoft Museum Sunday afternoon for Dayton’s annual Groundhog’s Day celebration.

Rosie the groundhog made her appearance , but she did not see her shadow, therefore predicting an early spring.

However, the world’s most famous furry forecaster Punxsutawney Phil disagreed with Rosie’s prediction. At a celebration at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, Phil saw his shadow signaling six more weeks of winter.

Rosie also picked the Denver Bronco’s to win Sunday’s big game. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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