Famed sciurid meteorologist Punxsutawney Phil made a rare unscheduled appearance today to say ‘I told you so’ to all the doubters and haters who’ve being saying his best days are behind him.
After predicting six more weeks of winter back in February on Groundhog Day, Phil was mercilessly ridiculed as temperatures soared in the 70s, making his claim that there were still frigid days ahead seem foolish at best.
Despite his best efforts to modernize his forecasting, many said it was time for the rodent to retire, with rumors abounding last year that he was suffering from rabies or had developed a meth addiction. He also narrowly avoided jailtime after running into legal difficulties.
But as Pittsburghers dealt with cold temperature and inches of snow on April Fool’s Day, no-one is doubting Punxsutawney Phil anymore or claiming that he’s out of his head on bath salts.
“Respect to that prescient whistlepig.”