Punxsutawney, Pa., will have its annual day in the sun (or clouds) on Wednesday.
But while the Pennsylvania town's forecasting groundhog may be the most famous weather-predicting animal, he's sure not the only one.
We at Surge Desk certainly want to know when winter will wrap up, so we've decided to get the best possible idea of what the future holds by looking at the many upstarts who would love to share Punxsutawney Phil's fame -- and maybe knock him down a peg or two.
Ohio has depended on this fellow as its official weather-forecasting groundhog since 1979.
Staten Island Chuck
Staten Island Chuck, whose full name is the regal Charles G. Hogg, lives at the Staten Island Zoo. He has one very powerful enemy: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, whom the groundhog bit during the 2009 Groundhog Day ceremony.