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Six more weeks of winter? Ask a meteorologist instead of a rodent

Groundhog Club handler A.J. Dereume holds Punxsutawney Phil at the 135th celebration of Groundhog Day on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa. on Tuesday. The groundhog is said to have seen his shadow, signaling six more weeks of winter.
Barry Reeger
Punxsutawney Phil has seen his shadow and (unscientifically) predicted six more weeks of winter.

This interview originally aired on "In the Moment" on SDPB Radio.

This winter, South Dakota has endured higher-than-average snowfall and several bitter cold snaps. Since Punxsutawney Phil caught sight of his shadow this morning, are we due for six more weeks of this?

Andrew Kalin is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls. He gives Jackie Hendry an overview of this record-breaking winter and what could be coming in February and March.

Compare Kalin's predictions with your local groundhog.

Jackie is based out of SDPB's Sioux Falls Studio.
Ellen Koester is a producer of In the Moment, SDPB's daily news and culture broadcast.