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Stryker the Harbor Seal makes his annual winter weather prediction

Kids can get free admission to the Aquarium of Niagara on Saturday, Nov. 5, to celebrate Stryker's tradition.

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — Days after the Storm Team 2 Winter Weather Preview was released, an aquatic creature in Niagara Falls is following up with his own tradition.

Stryker, the Aquarium of Niagara's meteorology-loving harbor sea made his officials weather prediction Friday morning. Students from Harry F. Abate Elementary School in the Niagara Falls City School District were there to cheer him on. 

This will be the third year in a row for what's come to be a new fall tradition. Stryker swam to one of two balls bobbing in his outdoor pool, to signal if he thinks the upcoming winter will be "cold" or "frigid."

Can you guess what he picked?

He predicts we will have  'frigid' winter this year.  

The aquarium reports that Stryker's first two predictions were correct, with the winter of 2020 being milder, and 2021 being colder. 

You can watch the Aquarium's video of Stryker's weather predictions here: 

Cold or Frigid? Tune in for Stryker Predicts the Winter!

Posted by Aquarium of Niagara on Friday, November 4, 2022

To keep the fun going, Saturday, November 5th will be NOCO Day at the Aquarium. Kids admission is free with every paid adult admission. There will be a scavenger hunt, face painting, as well has pop-up displays featuring winter energy saving tips and more.

You can learn more on the Aquarium of Niagara website


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