Did you feel the chill in the air this morning? The same air mass that drove many of us to break out jackets for the first time this fall was sufficiently cold for some snow in West Virginia.
From the National Weather Service, Charleston, WV:
The first snow flakes of the season were spotted by the cooperative weather observers... on the mountaintop at Snowshoe this morning... October 5th. Temperatures were in the lower 30s.
Last year... the first flakes observed in West Virginia were a bit later... occurring on the 14th of October around the Tucker County community of Davis.
Do the early flakes in the mid-Atlantic portend to a repeat of the last year's epic snows? AccuWeather meteorologist Henry Margusity doesn't think so. Margusity, who released his winter outlook yesterday, is predicting an active, wet winter in the mid-Atlantic but not necessarily white. He expects a prevailing storm track to our northwest that will favor wintry mix scenarios rather than predominantly snow. You can view Margusity's outlook on AccuWeather's website.
CWG will issue its winter outlook around November 1.