UPDATE: Thursday, Feb 02, 2023, 9:00 AM

2023 results

Balzac Billy - No shadow

Manitoba Merv - Shadow

Wiarton Willy - No shadow

Shubenacadie Sam - Shadow

Punxsutawney Phil - Shadow 

ORIGINAL: Thursday, Feb 02, 2023, 6:00 AM

One of the most fun days of the the year is here, as it is Groundhog Day.

The old ritual goes if the groundhog sees their shadow there will be six more weeks of winter, but if he doesn't, it will be an early spring. 

The most famous of all the groundhogs in North America is Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania, who over the last 10 years has seen six shadows and there have been four years where he hasn't seen his shadow. 

The one closest to West Central is Balzac Billy just outside of Calgary. In 2022 he saw his shadow. The only one in North America that did not see his shadow in 2022 was Ontario's Wiarton Willie.