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Early spring coming, Punxsutawney Phil prognosticates

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If you're into listening to groundhogs, break out your flip-flops and bathing suits.

The famed groundhog Punxsutawney Phil saw no shadow when he emerged from his home in a mock tree stump in western Pennsylvania, his handlers told a crowd of thousands Tuesday morning -- meaning, according to tradition, there will be early springlike weather.

But Phil's predictions aren't always on the mark.

Since 1988, Phil has been right 13 times, but wrong 15 times. Last year, the groundhog saw his shadow.

But while the U.S. had below-average temperatures that February, temps went above-average in March.