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Posted on: January 19, 2021

Superintendent Losquadro to Reveal Holtsville Hal’s Famous Prediction in Virtual Groundhog Day Cere

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Coram, NY – Six more weeks of winter or an early spring? On Tuesday, Feb. 2, 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 approximately 7:25 a.m.

“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.”

The online ceremony, which will begin at 7:15 a.m., can be viewed at and It will also be viewable on the Town of Brookhaven website at, throughout the day, for those who miss the live stream.

Ground Hog Day photo

Daniel P. Losquadro * Highway Superintendent
1140 Old Town Road • Coram • NY 11727 • Phone (631) 451-9200 • Fax (631) 732-2584

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