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There are a lot of Groundhog Day forecasters who provide winter predictions every Groundhog Day season. Many of them are actual living groundhogs, but many of them are not. We here at Countdown to Groundhog Day decided to put together a list of these forecasters several years ago, and it has grown into the most comprehensive list of Groundhog Day prognosticators available anywhere on (or off) the internet. Click on a name to learn more about each one of these fascinating weather predicting animals or objects. We are constantly searching for and researching new forecasters, so be sure to check back every so often. If you think we've missed a Groundhog Day forecaster please let us know.

Search list:

Name Forecaster Type Location
Punxsutawney PhilGroundhogPunxsutawney, PA
Octoraro OrphieStuffed GroundhogQuarryville, PA
Poor RichardStuffed GroundhogYork, PA
Dunkirk DaveGroundhogDunkirk, NY
Jimmy the GroundhogGroundhogSun Prairie, WI
Oscar the GroundhogGroundhogKutztown, PA
French Creek FreddieGroundhogFrench Creek, WV
Concord CharlieUnseen GroundhogAthens, WV
Buckeye ChuckGroundhogMarion, OH
Staten Island ChuckGroundhogStaten Island, NY
General Beauregard LeeGroundhogJackson, GA
UniTaxidermy mount GroundhogMyerstown, PA
Quentin the QuahogQuahogNantucket, MA
Lander LilBronze Prairie Dog StatueLander, WY
Wiarton WillieGroundhogWiarton, ON
Unadilla Bill (Retired)Stuffed groundhogUnadilla, NE
Shubenacadie SamGroundhogShubenacadie, NS
Sand Mountain SamOpossumAlbertville, AL
Manitoba MervGroundhog puppetWinnipeg, MB
Gertie the GroundhogGroundhogHanna City, IL
Queen Charlotte (Deceased)GroundhogCharlotte, NC
ChucklesGroundhogManchester, CT
Boise BillStuffed Prairie DogBoise, ID
Stonewall JacksonGroundhogWantage, NJ
Schnogadahl SammiTaxidermy GroundhogKresgeville, PA
Fenwick FlossieGroundhog mascotPelham, ON
Sunset SamGuinea PigSunset City, UT
Holtsville HalGroundhogHoltsville, NY
Malverne MelGroundhogMalverne, NY
Two Rivers TunnelGroundhogMira, NS
Mount Joy MinnieStuffed GroundhogMount Joy, PA
Dover DougGroundhog mascotDover, PA
Sir Walter Wally (Retired)GroundhogRaleigh, NC
Woodstock WillieGroundhogWoodstock, IL
WoodyGroundhogHowell, MI
ErnestSkunkSaint-Félicien, QC
Balzac BillyGopher mascot Balzac, AB
Beardsley BartStuffed Prairie DogBridgeport, CT
Cocalico Cal (Retired)Groundhog mascotEphrata, PA
Ms. GGroundhogLincoln, MA
Will and WileyGrizzly bearsOklahoma City, OK
Polk County PaulaGroundhog mascotDes Moines, IA
Mojave MaxineDesert TortoisePalm Desert, CA
Patty PagodaGroundhog mascotReading, PA
Susquehanna ShermanStuffed GroundhogMount Wolf, PA
Bitterroot Bill (Retired)Stuffed yellow-bellied marmotStevensville, MT
Stormy MarmotStuffed yellow-bellied marmotAurora, CO
Snohomish SlewBullfrogSnohomish, WA
Big AlAlligatorBeaumont, TX
Grover the Groundhog and Sweet Arrow SueStuffed groundhogPine Grove, PA
Middlemiss Mike and familyStuffed groundhogMelbourne, ON
Western Maryland Murray (Deceased)GroundhogCumberland, MD
Milltown MelGroundhogMilltown, NJ
Chilly CharlieGroundhog mascotWoodstock, ON
Essex Ed (Retired)GroundhogWest Orange, NJ
Chattanooga Chuck (Deceased)GroundhogChattanooga, TN
Fred la marmotte (Deceased)GroundhogVal-d'Espoir, QC
Bee Cave BobArmadilloBee Cave, TX
Tinicum TimGroundhog PuppetPhiladelphia, PA
Landis LouStuffed GroundhogLititz, PA
Smith Lake JakeGroundhogSmith Lake, AL
Potomac PhilTaxidermy GroundhogWashington, DC
Chuck WoodAnimatronic groundhog puppetQuincy, CA
Shipoke Sheena (Deceased)Dog dressed as a bear pretending to be a groundhogHarrisburg, PA
Chesapeake ChuckGroundhogNewport News, VA
Oil Springs Ollie (Deceased)GroundhogOil Springs, ON
RufusStuffed Aplodontia RufaSeattle, WA
Concord CasimirCatConcord, OH
MonaGroundhogSchnecksville, PA
Tater the HedgehogHedgehogKansas City, MO
Lawrenceville LucyGroundhogLawrenceville, PA
SnerdGroundhogGarner, NC
NickPatagonian cavyWest Palm Beach, FL
Quilliam (Deceased)HedgehogDayton, OH
Pisgah Pete (Deceased)White SquirrelBrevard, NC
Sunny the GroundhogGroundhogRacine, WI
Grubby the Groundhog (Deceased)GroundhogHope, IN
Scramble the Duck (Deceased)DuckEastford, CT
Woodburn Wild Charles WinchesterGroundhogWoodburn, IN
SnowyPrarie dogPend Oreille County, WA
Benny the BassBassBuckeye Lake, OH
Greta the GroundhogGroundhogChimney Rock, NC
Hutty the HogGroundhogKansas City, MO
Buttercup (Retired)GroundhogWest Dundee, IL
Murray the GroundhogGroundhogAlton, IL
Harleysville HankStuffed groundhogHarleysville, PA
Otis the Hedgehog (Retired)HedgehogWest Orange, NJ
Winnipeg Wyn (Deceased)GroundhogWinnipeg, MB
Buffalo BertGroundhogBuffalo, NY
Dozer (Retired)GroundhogJeffersonville, IN
Mt. Gretna GradyStuffed GroundhogMt. Gretna, PA
Minnie the skunkSkunkRacine, WI
Lucy the LobsterLobsterBarrington Passage, NS
QuigleyGroundhogQuogue, NY
Big TexAlligatorBeaumont, TX
Gordy the Groundhog (Deceased)GroundhogMilwaukee, WI
Birmingham JillOpossumBirmingham, AL
Sweet PeaGroundhogNewport News, VA
Nancy the HedgehogHedgehogPortland, OR
Cluxatawney HenriettaChickenKatonah, NY
Arboretum AnnieGroundhogDallas, TX
Prairie Dog PoppyPrairie DogMedicine Park, OK
Haddon Harry the GroundhogGroundhog mascotHaddon Township, NJ
Poppy the Groundhog (Deceased)GroundhogMillersville, PA
First Coast FrizAardvarkJacksonville, FL
Birmingham BilboOwlBirmingham, AL
Yonah the GroundhogGroundhogCleveland, GA
Roxbury RitaGroundhog sock puppetRoxbury, NJ
Stumptown FilBeaverPortland, OR
ParishNutriaNew Orleans, LA
Landing LilyGroundhog sock puppetLanding, NJ
HuckyBlueToo (Deceased)GroundhogHolland, OH
Great Neck GretaGroundhogGreat Neck, NY
Edgewater ElsieGroundhog sock puppetRoxbury, NJ
Hope the GroundhogGroundhogHope, IN
PhoebeHedgehogManchester, CT
JewelsAlpacaWest Dundee, IL
Odyssey the OtterOtter MascotDayton, OH
Chopper and MarluMarmotsNanaimo, BC
Bridget the GroundhogStuffed GroundhogSeattle, WA
MT ParkerStuffed GroundhogLancaster, PA
PouchOpossumAthens, GA
Willie the GroundhogGroundhogIndianapolis, IN
Sylvia, The Apex ArmadilloArmadilloApex, NC
Queen City CharlieGroundhog MascotCumberland, MD
Unadilla BillieStuffed groundhogUnadilla, NE
Okanagan OkieYellow-bellied marmotVernon, BC
Pisgah PennyWhite SquirrelBrevard, NC
Essex EdwinaGroundhogWest Orange, NJ
Heaven's Wildlife HarveyGroundhogOil Springs, ON
Pumpkin (Deceased)GroundhogChimney Rock, NC
Scramble the Duck Jr.DuckEastford, CT
EricGuinea PigToronto, ON
MontyDog dressed as a bear pretending to be a groundhogHarrisburg, PA
Hucky Bella Rose (Deceased)GroundhogHolland, OH
Seattle SueStuffed Mountain BeaverSeattle, WA
Pennsburg Polly and Pennsburg PeteGroundhog Mascot/Stuffed GroundhogPennsburg, PA
Poppy the SkunkSkunkLancaster, OH
Sir Desmond of AlgiersDogNew Orleans, LA
CedarGroundhogWest Dundee, IL
Sam ChampionGroundhogQuogue, NY
Potawatomi PoppyGroundhogSouth Bend, IN
WalnutHedgehogDayton, OH
Tad and LilFrog mascotsSnohomish, WA
Allen McButterpantsGroundhogHampton Bays, NY
LeiaAardvarkNew Orleans, LA
Kennebec KennyGroundhog mascotAugusta, ME
Oklahoma City Zoo BearsBearsOklahoma City, OK
WillowGroundhogDow, IL
Birmingham BillGroundhogBirmingham, AL
Pierre C. ShadeauxNutriaNew Iberia, LA
Fufu the HedgehogHedgehogPortland, OR
T-Boy the NutriaNutriaNew Orleans, LA
Flatiron FreddyStuffed yellow-bellied marmotBoulder, CO
LunaHedgehogChattanooga, TN
Van Isle VioletMarmotNanaimo, BC
Grover Cleveland UndergrounderGroundhogZanesville, OH
TivaGroundhogMiddletown, VA
Bowman BillGroundhog PuppetStephens City, VA
Starr LionsLion statuesGreenfield, WI
Prairie Dog PetePrairie DogLubbock, TX
Madoc MikeGroundhogMadoc, ON
Wildwood WillieStuffed GroundhogToledo, OH

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