Groundhog Day 2023 results: See them here

Groundhog Day 2023 results: See them here

We're following all the updates as our favourite prognosticators make their predictions for the weeks ahead.

Groundhog Day is a popular tradition celebrated in North America on February 2. According to folklore, if the groundhog sees its shadow, it will get scared and return to its burrow. That translates to a forecast of six more weeks of winter. Under cloudy skies, the groundhog stays out to visit, suggesting we'll see an early spring.

Shubenacadie Sam: Six more weeks of winter

Shubenacadie Sam was the first Groundhog Day reveal in North America. Our very own Nathan Coleman was live on location, and reports she saw her shadow - that means winter will linger a little longer in Atlantic Canada, according to this prognosticator.

Lucy the lobster: Six more weeks of winter

Back to Atlantic Canada now, where Lucy the Lobster also saw her shadow.

Fred La Marmotte: Six more weeks of winter

We're noticing a trend. Fred, which was represented by a mascot this year, also saw his shadow in Val-d'Espoir, Québec.

Punxsutawney Phil: Six more weeks of winter

Bill Murray's co-star in the film Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney Phil, is a special edition to our otherwise Canadian list. Phil lives in Pennsylvania and, like his counterparts north of the border, he is also predicting winter will stick around a bit longer.

Wiarton Willie: Early spring

No shadow in Wiarton, Ontario! Wiarton Willie is predicting spring will come early.

Manitoba Merv: Six more weeks of winter

It's not looking good for spring enthusiasts. Merv also saw his shadow, locking down six more weeks of cold on the Prairies.

Balzac Billy: Early spring

In 2022, Balzac Billy predicted six more weeks of winter, but this year he had a sunnier forecast.

And don't forget to watch this video and learn more about Canada's most famous groundhogs: