WASHINGTON - D.C.'s stuffed groundhog, Potomac Phil, is calling for an early spring and six more months of political gridlock.
Like his Pennsylvania counterpart, Punxsutawney Phil, Potomac Phil's handlers say he did not see his shadow and spring-like weather can be expected.
In addition to his appearance, Potomac Phil gave his political predictions for 2016.
Live accordion music was played during the ceremony. Polka dancers and D.C. VIP came out for the event.