Far from your average weatherman, today’s weather report stars a very special guest!
Making just one appearance each year, on February 2, thousands of viewers anxiously await the verdict of one furry woodland creature, as he comes out of hibernation to predict the weather for the remainder of the winter. His name is Punxsutawney Phil, and he is the official groundhog of Groundhog Day.
With a home in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, Phil has burrowed his way to fame, starring in political campaigns, sporting events, Hollywood movies – even popping up around GoComics!
Even Phil’s family members benefit from his fame:
If one day isn't enough time to get your groundhog fix, you can party with Phil all week long, in Mike du Jour:
Despite his massive stardom and undeniable cuteness, Phil has one flaw: His shadow only has a 39% success rate. So, whether you’re a fan of the cold or praying for spring, just know that Old Man Winter ultimately has the final say!