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Holtsville Hal, Malverne Mel Predict Early Spring

Long Island groundhog predicts an end to the frigid temps.

Malverne Mel did not see his shadow this foggy Groundhog Day, signifying an early spring.
Malverne Mel did not see his shadow this foggy Groundhog Day, signifying an early spring.
It's going to be an early spring! At least according to our local groundhogs.

Neither Holtsville Hal nor Malverne Mel saw their shadows this foggy Groundhog Day, signifying an early end to the frigid weather. 

Mel and Hal may have agreed, but they disagreed with both Punxsutawney Phil and Staten Island Chuck, who predicted six more weeks of winter.

Holtsville Hal leads among nearby groundhogs in weather prediction with a 60 percent accuracy rate, according to Newsday. Hal is followed closely by Malverne Mel and Staten Island Chuck, who pull through 56 percent of the time. Punxsutawney Phil trails in fourth place with a 44 percent accuracy rating.
brookhavenconfucius February 03, 2014 at 06:40 AM
ANY groundhog recipes ?
Laura Likesherprivacy February 03, 2014 at 12:29 PM
I'll go with that. .but have they looked ABOVE ground lately?
brookhavenconfucius February 03, 2014 at 01:08 PM
Laura, If I looked at that bearded 'Jamoke' holding me, by the scurf of my neck, I'd bite him and go back underground, JUST ON GENERAL PRINCIPLES !
Sue Hermer February 03, 2014 at 02:14 PM
Early spring, huh? Putting on my boots and getting ready to shovel.

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