Received this in my e-mail inbox today:
"Greetings from the weather capital of the world. Phil is resting and getting ready for mating season now that his big prediction is over, but fear not. Groundhog Day is about the coming of spring, about frivolity, about curing cabin fever ( and my guess is that you and your neighbors understand cabin fever) All that being said, spring is coming… granted we may have a bit more snow, a bit more cold and a bit more wind, but alas it will come followed by summer and fall and winter again and then again next year Phil will predict the weather for the world for the 125th year. So until then Warm regards on a cold day…..
From the prognosticators of prognosticators…
And please note, we are only 2 weeks in to Phil's prediction of 6 more weeks of winter weather….."
— Ben Hughes, Official handler of Punxsutawney Phil
Dear Punxsutawney Phil,
I am forwarding you the weather forecast for the next week in Juneau, Alaska:
'Nuff said! Enjoy winter down there!