Groundhog Day: Local hedgehog predicts six more weeks of winter

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In Dayton, Boonshoft uses a hedgehog day to predict winter! Meet Quilliam!

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

UPDATE @ 10:41 a.m. 

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery’s hedgehog Quilliam did see his shadow and the Dayton area can expect six more weeks of winter, reports  Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.

Today is Groundhog Day, a time when this woodland animal is watched closely to see if winter will be six weeks longer or if spring will start early, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.

Gusty winds today, light rain/snow showers move in tonight

If the groundhog sees its shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter.

At Boonshoft Museum of Discovery in Dayton, you won't find a groundhog — instead they use a hedgehog called Quilliam.

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The first Groundhog Day was in 1887, according to the History Channel.

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