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VIDEO: Potomac Phil Says Spring is Coming

DC's own Groundhog Day tradition continued Saturday.

Potomac Phil, DC's own prognosticating groundhog, made his second annual appearance in Dupont Circle Saturday, predicting an early spring and six more weeks (or months) of political gridlock.

Ward 2 Councilman and Georgetown resident Jack Evans was the official interpreter of Phil's prediction.

This year's event featured a polka especially for the occasion—check out the video above to hear it.

Check out Patch blogger Steve Dingledine's account of the event here.

Meanwhile Phil's Pennsylvania cousin, Punxsutawney Phil, also predicted an early spring.

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Steve Dingledine March 04, 2013 at 05:27 PM
I was there at the ceremony and right near Jack Evans as he relayed the prediction. I knew something was fishy and reported as such in my blog entry.

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