Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Two Measurable Snows Already This Fall

We're only two months into fall and winter is more than a month away, but the Quad Cities has already picked up its second measurable snow of "Winter 2013-2014".

The first, 0.4", fell back on October 22nd and yesterday's official total in the Quad Cities was 0.6".

This is how the snow looked from our SkyCam early Tuesday morning along the Mississippi River in Rock Island, Illinois.

Looking back over the past five years, only November 2011 had already recorded a measurable snowfall.  That year on November 9th, 0.3" fell and that was the only measurable snow that month.

In 2008 and 2010, the first measurable snow of the season didn't fall until November 30th.  In 2008, 3.9" accumulated in the Quad Cities and in 2010, 0.3" fell.

In 2009, the first measurable snow of the season fell on December 7th (0.8").  While we had to wait until December that year, that first snow was part of a three-day snow event that eventually dropped 9.2" of snow from December 7-9, 2009.

And, last year, our first measurable snow waited until almost Christmas.  On December 20th, 4.9" of snow accumulated.

CBS4 Meteorologist Anthony Peoples 

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