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February 2, 2014

Groundhog Day

Western Maryland Murray emerged from his den at sunrise on Sunday for his Groundhog Day prediction on the steps of City Hall. Murray is being held by Tri-State Zoo’s Bob Candy, left, and is also joined on stage by Mayor Brian Grim for the declaration at the 7th Annual Cumberland Groundhog Day Celebration. The event replicates that of Punxsutawney, Pa., where famed “Phil” will emerge.  “Unlike Phil, Murray has a perfect track record,” said Grim. According to Cumberland’s official weather prognosticator, six more weeks of winter weather are in the forecast.

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