“Okay Campers, Rise & Shine!”

February 2, 2017

Punxsutawney Phil may have seen his shadow today, but that doesn’t mean that he’s necessarily right! Although not as well known as his Pennsylvania counterpart, Staten Island has its very own groundhog: Staten Island Chuck! And he’s nothing to sneeze at—The Weather Channel dubbed him the country’s No. 2 “groundhog to watch.”

Chuck didn’t see her shadow this morning (yes, she’s actually a female groundhog!) so we’re hoping her prediction of an early Spring comes true. According to the Staten Island Zoo, Chuck has an 80% success rate as opposed to Phil’s 39%. So hold out hope for that early thaw! And while you’re at it revel in the glory that is 1993’s Bill Murray classic Groundhog Day—we’ve got it available for streaming AND in 4K!

 

Source: The NY Times