Groundhog Day

Canceled Due to Weather

Our virtual event has been canceled due to the weather. Check back soon to learn Hal’s prognostication for 2021.

Event Details

Six more weeks of winter or an early spring? On Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, Superintendent Daniel P. Losquadro will announce Holtsville Hal’s famous forecast in a virtual ceremony to stream live on Facebook.


According to tradition, if a groundhog sees its shadow after stirring from hibernation on Groundhog Day, there will be six more weeks of winter weather; if not, spring should arrive early. Superintendent Losquadro will reveal Hal’s forecast at 7:25 am.

Changes Due to COVID

“Our annual Groundhog Day celebration is an enjoyable tradition for many local families,” Superintendent Losquadro said. “While we are disheartened that we will not be able to open the ceremony to members of the public this year due to potential COVID risks, families will still be able to see Holtsville Hal and learn of his Prognostication.”

Date and Time

  • Tuesday, February 2, 2021
  • Livestream will begin at 7:00 am
  • Hal’s Forecast will be revealed at 7:25 am


Call the Town of Brookhaven Holtsville Ecology Site at 631-451-9276 for more information.