Did You See the First Snowfall of the Year?

While only coming down in spurts and mixed with rain, the first snowfall of the year hit Smithtown on Saturday.

While only a few flakes hit the ground and the rain immediately washed them away, the first official snowfall for the year hit Saturday.

How rare is this October snowfall for the northeast? HuffPo reported that a record was set at Central Park in New York City for not only the Oct. 29 date in history but for the month with 1.3 inches of snow on the ground.

According to weather.com, more early-morning snow is predicted for Sunday, but should clear up before 9 a.m. and give way to wind and afternoon sun.

Where were you for the first snowfall of the year? Are you excited for an early snowfall or disappointed and wish the snow would come later in the year?

Let us know in the comments.

Peter Devine October 30, 2011 at 02:00 PM
Now that the snow has come & gone and the Hwy. Dept, did such a great job cleaning it up,I'm glad that they can get back to the job of laying those brick paving stones on Lake Ave in St James. Now every intersection looks like the Indianapolis Motor Speedawy. What the heck is this all about?? Was there $$ burning a hole in their pockets & they just had to spend it?? No disrespect at all to the hard work done by the Hwy Dept workers,but come on now. Is this really necessary?? I'm just sayin'
lawyer and mom October 31, 2011 at 11:09 AM
What snow? We didn't get any. NYC did, Nassau did. Smithtown???
Peter Verry (Editor) October 31, 2011 at 03:39 PM
Penny, It actually did snow for a little while, but was brief and pretty late at night. It began right around the time this editor had to change a flat tire ... hence the photo (from my car trying to dry off in the heat) from in front of Starbucks. Are you disappointed we didn't get an early heavier snowfall this year? Anticipated a white Halloween?
localguy February 21, 2013 at 07:05 PM
Hey Petey Boy, those are crosswalks so you can go to the bank and use the ATM. This was spearheaded by the St James Chamber and Bill Garthe. Gives us a nice small town appeal and hopefully allows people to cross Lake Ave a little more safely.
Peter Devine February 22, 2013 at 01:12 PM
Sorry localguy, still seems like a waste of money to me.


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