Punxsutawney Phil to text weather prediction
PITTSBURGH - January 12, 2010 -- Punxsutawney Phil will text his weather prediction to those who sign up to have texts sent to their mobile phones.
Mickey Rowley, the state's deputy tourism secretary, says he realizes that not everyone can come to Punxsutawney for Groundhog Day, so this is a good way to get the word out.
Those wanting Phil's prediction can text "Groundhog" to 247365 until Feb. 2. They can also give their e-mail to get other Pennsylvania tourism messages.
Each Feb. 2, thousands of people descend on Punxsutawney, a town of about 6,100 people about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, for Phil's prediction.
According to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, Phil has seen his shadow nearly 100 times since 1897.
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