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Uni the Groundhog

About Uni

Every year on February 2nd, Myerstown’s favorite groundhog “Uni” is placed on a raft for a ceremonial ride down the Tulpehocken Creek.  After his ride, he makes his weather prediction for the next six weeks. Since 1981, the Union Kanaal Grundsau Lodsch No. 17 has hosted the ceremony, which is performed in both English and the Pennsylvania Dutch language.

Uni the Groundhog
Uni the Groundhog
Uni is a Taxidermied groundhog

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Past predictions

Year Saw shadow? Prediction
2024 Nope, no shadow Early spring
2023 Yes, saw shadow More winter
2022 Nope, no shadow Early spring
2021 No prediction. No prediction.
2020 Yes, saw shadow More winter

All 20 predictions