Bad news, everybody. Well, good news if you like to ski or driving on icy roads.

French Creek Freddie saw his shadow this morning: Six more weeks of winter.

The resident groundhog at the West Virginia Wildlife Center (formerly the State Game Farm) in Upshur County agreed with Pennsylvania’s Puxatony Phil when he emerged from his den at 10 a.m. Thursday morning.

The West Virginia tradition started in 1978, when the Game Farm’s superintendent was called by a newspaper and it took off from there, according to West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

We may hate winter, but we still love you French Creek Freddie!

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