Note that the groundhog is a mere 'figure-head': "In reality, Phil's prediction is decided ahead of time by the group on Gobbler's Knob, the tiny hill in the town for which he's named about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh."

So if you don't like the forecast (or if it turns out to be wrong), please blame Phil's human handlers.

From +Mashable: http://ow.ly/Imbu8

Groundhog ‘forecasts’ 6 more weeks of winter
The handlers of Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, say the furry rodent has forecast six more weeks of winter.

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  • "Only in America do we accept weather predictions from a rodent and deny climate change evidence from scientists."