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Phil Says Six More Weeks of Winter

On Gobbler's Knob early Sunday morning, all eyes were again on Punxsutawney Phil, who would be making his declaration about the upcoming season.

On Feb. 2, 2014, Phil officially saw his shadow despite the light drizzle in the area, meaning that there will be another six weeks of winter to come.

The long-range meteorologists at AccuWeather agree with Phil's prognostication across the eastern half of the country.

AccuWeather Lead Long-Range Forecaster Paul Pastelok said, "For the next six weeks in the Northeast, we're going to be dealing with some pretty good cold coming down out of northern Canada."

However, a quicker transition into spring is expected for the Southwest and into the Four Corners and western Plains.

Many of these areas have been hit with persistent drought, even through the winter, including the states of California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona.

Pastelok gave more details for the expectations for springs arrival earlier this year.