Kicker – Six more weeks of winter

NICK EICHER, HOST: Well, if you haven’t heard the news by now, the nation’s most famous weather prognosticator gave his prognostication.

LUNDY: Ladies and gentlemen, the seer of seers, the Great Oz of weather forecasting, Punxsutawney Phil!

The crowd noise was piped in. Thousands of people are usually packed shoulder to shoulder for the annual event, but they weren’t this year. You know why. 

But Phil was undeterred! 

Jeff Lundy is president of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle. He read from a scroll.

LUNDY: My faithful followers being safe and secure, our tradition of Groundhog Day must endure. Now, when I turn to see, there’s a perfect shadow cast of me!

You know what that means!

PHIL: He’s gotta be stopped!

No, it means six more weeks of winter. Bundle up!

It’s The World and Everything in It.

(AP Photo/Barry Reeger) Groundhog Club handler A.J. Dereume holds Punxsutawney Phil, the weather prognosticating groundhog, during the 135th celebration of Groundhog Day on Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. 

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