Groundhog Day has arrived, with the spotlight focused on Punxsutawney Phil , the world’s most famous weather-predicting groundhog, as he awakens from his wintry sleep in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania , and looks for his shadow Sunday morning, Feb. 2.
Phil let us know whether we still have a long winter ahead of us or an early spring. (See the results below, which are being updated as they are confirmed.)
The same scene played out at the Staten Island Zoo in New York, where a furry groundhog named Staten Island Chuck was looking for his shadow Sunday morning. So is Milltown Mel in the tiny New Jersey borough of Milltown, Essex Ed at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, and Stonewall Jackson V at the Space Farms Zoo & Museum in Wantage .
Other critters who will also try to predict the weather include Malverne Mel and Holtsville Hal , both based in the New York City suburb. of Long Island.
Did Essex Ed see his shadow?
Essex Ed is scheduled to come out of his hibernation Sunday morning at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange.
The results will be posted here when they become available .
Did Haddon Harry see his shadow?
Haddon Harry is New Jersey’s newest weather-predicting groundhog . But he’s not a rodent. He’s just a guy dressed in a groundhog costume. Harry was looking for his shadow on Saturday, one day before Groundhog Day.
Harry did not see his shadow, signifying an early spring. And the crowd went wild, according to Kate Burns, a spokeswoman for Haddon Township. Did Malverne Mel see his shadow?
Malverne Mel is also making his weather prediction Sunday morning, at Crossroads Farm in Malvern, NY
Outcome: The results will be posted here later today.
Did Holtsville Hal see his shadow?
Holtsville Hal is another Long Island groundhog making his prediction Sun day, at the Brookhaven Wildlife and Ecology Center in Holtsville, NY
(Outcome:) The results will be posted here later today.
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