US North-East: Earliest New York City one-inch snowfall predicted since the Civil War

New York gets more than inch of snow in October for the first time EVER as early snow storm cuts power to 1.5million
30th October 2011

# Earliest New York City one-inch snowfall since records began
# More than 250,000 customers lost power in Pennsylvania and Maryland
# More than 1,000 flights in or out of America cancelled
# Experts predict up to 10 inches of snow to fall across North East
# Only fourth time since Civil War that snow has fallen in NYC in October
# Snowstorms already hitting Massachusetts and New England
# Parts of Connecticut could get a foot of snow this weekend

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Britain: Earliest white winter for two decades could go on for 10 days

Earliest white winter for two decades could go on for 10 days
27 November 2010

With snow drifts, black ice and biting winds, Britain woke up to the earliest white winter in almost two decades yesterday, with forecasters predicting that the cold snap could last ten days.

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Des Moines: Chilly weather follows record early snowfall

Chilly weather follows record early snowfall
October 11, 2009

…While the cold wasn’t unusual, the snow certainly was, said Craig Cogil, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Johnston. The first snow of autumn set a record. The Des Moines airport recorded 1.1 inches of snow Saturday morning, the earliest more than an inch of snow has fallen in the capital city since records began in 1884. The previous record was Oct. 20, 1916…