When Was The Earliest Snow Ever?

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By By Steve Pool

SEATTLE - The calendar had read November for all of about 20 hours when the snow began falling in the South Sound area this past weekend. Many wanted to know if it was the earliest snow ever.

Not quite. Those around in 1971 were shopping for snow-covered pumpkins as 2 inches of snow fell in Seattle on Oct. 27. There are a handful of reports of trace amounts of snow in other Octobers through the years, but 1971 was the only year there was snow on the ground.

Actually, that winter season could probably qualify as the longest winter ever. Not only does it hold the record for earliest snowfall, but the latest snowfall, which was 1.2 inches on April 17 in 1972.

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