Early spring? Groundhogs fail to see shadows

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No shadow for popular prognosticator Punxsutawney Phil. The groundhog did not see its shadow Tuesday indicating an early spring. (FOX 5 NY)

The groundhogs are on the same page.

Moments after Punxsutawney Phil prognosticated that there would be an early spring, Staten Island Chuck concurred. Both rodents failed to see their shadows Tuesday morning.

And not to be outdone, Malverne Mel from Long Island also failed to see its shadow.

Looks like the mild temperatures are here to stay. 

According to folklore, the celebration of Groundhog Day began with Pennsylvania's earliest settlers.

"They brought with them the legend of Candlemas Day, which states, "For as the sun shines on Candlemas Day, so far will the snow swirl in May," states the Punxsutawney Phil website.

Happy Groundhog Day to all.