While Punxsutawney Phil said there would be more winter, Staten Island's Chuck (Charles G. Hog) says spring will come, so of course Gothamist will go with the New Yorker's perspective. Chuck's handler, Doug Schwartz, told NY1, "Out of all the groundhogs, hes probably the best. Hes certainly the one in the best physical condition, so he could take on all those other groundhogs."
Mayor Bloomberg was on hand and said, "Winter is going to end, and as mayor I promise you I will bring you summer and then I'll try and take credit for it." We know you will, dude. National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Reynolds tells the Daily News, "We have equal chances of being warmer or colder" than average in February. Yes, start the eye-rolling now!