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Chimney Rock's groundhog to make Super Bowl and weather prediction Sunday

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Grady the Groundhog (Courtesy: Chimney Rock State Park) Grady the Groundhog (Courtesy: Chimney Rock State Park)
Spectators watch Grady the Groundhog (Courtesy: Chimney Rock State Park) Spectators watch Grady the Groundhog (Courtesy: Chimney Rock State Park)
HENDERSONVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) -

Officials at Chimney Rock State Park said the park's animal ambassador, Grady the Groundhog, will awaken from hibernation for his ninth annual shadow sighting and first ever Super Bowl pick Sunday.

Officials said Grady outwitted Punxsutawney Phil to correctly predict the weather last year, and after Phil predicted six more weeks of winter earlier Sunday morning, park officials hope Grady will confirm or deny the forecast.

Grady will make his weather prediction at noon, and he'll also make his pick for Super Bowl champions since it's the first time ever that Super Bowl Sunday has coincided with Groundhog Day.

Officials said the Groundhog Day program would also feature arts and crafts session for kids from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for kids.

The event will be held behind the Old Rock Cafe in Chimney Rock Village, next to the Park entrance.

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