Some people look out their window on a snowy October morning and choose words like beautiful, stunning or scenic. Others choose words that are less flattering.

It’s easy to think that the snow is really early this year, after all, the leaves aren’t even off the trees yet. According to the State Climatology Office - DNR Division of Ecological and Water Resources, this isn’t the earliest or the latest.

The earliest one inch snowfall on record was September 26th, 1942. The latest was January 9th, 1945. The average “first one inch snowfall” is November 18th.

On a side note, the earliest record of a 1 inch snow depth that came and stayed was in 1959 on October 13th.

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