Groundhog Day dates back to as early as 1886, when a group of groundhog hunters dubbed the Groundhog Club celebrated its own version of the European holiday Candlemas.
The European ritual is essentially the same as Groundhog Day, but it's performed with hedgehogs, who aren't native to the Americas. If they see their shadow on February 2, expect another six weeks of winter. If they can't, spring is coming early.
A hundred and thirty years after its initial celebration, the groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow on Tuesday, so winter ends early this year, according to the legend.
Enjoy the warm weather, Phil. Hopefully you won't be bothered for at least another 364 days.
Watch the full clip of the announcement below.