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Old 10-04-2010, 02:46 PM
 
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Wondering what is the earliest time of year it has ever snowed in Northern VA, because it feels like it might now - October 4, 2010. Thank you
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Old 10-04-2010, 02:52 PM
 
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Why do you think it's going to snow today? Have you been seeing snow men drive around in pick-up trucks?
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Old 10-04-2010, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Gainesville, VA
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Heh... it's not that cold outside. Just wait until it actually gets cold.
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Old 10-04-2010, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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The earliest I've seen "snow" was around Thanksgiving. We're talking about a few flakes flying around in the air or possibly a light dusting that quickly melts away, that's why I'm calling it "snow" and not snow.

Sometimes we get snow in December, but more often it seems like snows hit in January, February and early March.
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Old 10-04-2010, 03:10 PM
 
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It snowed once on Veterans Day (Nov. 11), probably about 25 years ago. I can't remember another pre-December snow accumulation, though--and it's unusual even in December.
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Old 10-04-2010, 03:14 PM
 
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I remember a big ice storm on Veteran's Day many years ago. Probably the same one that NOVA-almost-native describes. The only reason I remember, unfortunately, is because my grandma passed away the next day so I remember the weather.
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Old 10-04-2010, 03:25 PM
 
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I remember snow in October when I was in high school, say 1980 or so. Not a big storm, but a shock nonetheless.
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Old 10-04-2010, 04:20 PM
 
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I remember snow in October when I was in high school, say 1980 or so. Not a big storm, but a shock nonetheless.
Don't know when you were in high school but I remember on in October in 1979 as we were living in a hotel between homes. Just a dusting but still, very unusual.
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Old 10-04-2010, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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Don't know when you were in high school but I remember on in October in 1979 as we were living in a hotel between homes. Just a dusting but still, very unusual.
Yep. Per NOAA:
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Earliest Snowfall = Trace on Oct. 5, 1892; .03 inches on Oct. 10, 1979
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Old 10-04-2010, 04:26 PM
 
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I remember slight snow in October, very rare and just wet flakes that didn't stick (I don't seem to recall). We sometimes get to January before any real snow.

And where is OP located? Because in Alexandria there was no feel of impending snow at all. I know the "snow smell", and today didn't have it. Just a typical wet Fall day.
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