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Maleno Mia Forecasts Early Spring

Posted on February 2nd, 2021 at 7:24 AM
Maleno Mia Forecasts Early Spring

Each year, Americans hold their breath in anticipation, hoping against hope their local prognosticator will forecast an early spring. The formal tradition of Groundhog Day appears to have begun in Pennsylvania in the early 19th century, with the first official celebration taking place in Punxsutawnery, PA.

In Pennsylvania, Punxsutawney Phil debuted in 1887 and while charming, he has an unimpressive 39% accuracy rate according to  Other weather prognosticators in our region include Buckey Chuck (Marion, OH), Thistle the Whistlepig (Cleveland, OH), Staten Island Chuck (Staten Island, NY), Dunkirk Dave (Dunkirk, NY), Malverne Mel (Malverne, NY), as reported by  In 2021,the prognosticators once again couldn't agree, with several contradicting Phil's call for 6 more weeks of winter.

To resolve this contradictory dilemma, we turned to our own "Maleno Mia".  Sonny on the Street was there to report with a healthy dose of skepticism!