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Will Rainbow Bridge have an early spring or 6 more weeks of winter?

One of New Jersey’s weather predicting groundhogs, Milltown Mel, crossed the Rainbow Bridge on Sunday!

“Considering the average lifespan of a Groundhog is about 3 years, that is not such a shock, but Mel left us at a tough time of year, when most of his fellow groundhogs are hibernating…,” the Milltown Mel Facebook page states.

Due to his passing, the annual Ground Hog day festivities were cancelled. Mel’s passing came at a time when most groundhogs are hibernating, so a replacement won’t be named until the Spring.