Though the official start of fall has not yet arrived, some states are already getting their first measurable snowfalls of the season.
Flurries moved into the Fairbanks area late Tuesday evening, bringing a trace amount of snow to the Fairbanks airport.
It was not until the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 18, however, that 0.5 of an inch fell, becoming the first measurable amount this season. This is two weeks before the normal first measurable snowfall date of Oct. 1, according to the National Weather Service in Fairbanks.
The last occurrence of measurable snow at the Fairbanks airport was recorded on May 17, 2013, making this stretch of time the fourth-shortest snow-free period on record for the city.
Nearby areas did record some higher amounts than Fairbanks. Salcha, near Harding Lake, received 1.5 inches. College Hills and College Observatory receive 0.9 of an inch.
High elevations in Montana also accumulated the powder this week. Though the snow fell in elevations above any official recording sights, snow was observable on the webcam of the Big Sky resort. Opening day for the resort is not until Nov. 28.
"Snow in the mountains today," Twitter user Ramona Graziul, @grazona, tweeted from Montana Wednesday with the photo above.
The next windstorm to target Europe will narrowly miss the United Kingdom on Saturday before a cold snap settles in for Valentine’s Day and Monday.
A blast of arctic air will be accompanied by flurries and even a localized wall of snow in some communities in the Northeast and parts of the Midwest at the start of the Valentine's Day weekend.
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The coldest air of the winter will plunge southward across much of the eastern United States and will feature single-digit and sub-zero temperatures in the Northeast during Valentine's Day weekend.
A storm will bring snow and ice that will lead to slippery travel along a 1,500-mile swath from northern Arkansas and Georgia to Maine early next week.
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Greatest of all Arctic outbreaks commenced; -61 degrees in Montana.
Baltimore City, MD (1899)
-6 degrees, latest zero degree reading on re- cord. (11th-14th) 35.2" of snow, record 1 month snowfall.
Washington, D.C. (1899)
-15 F., all time record low (3rd day in a row at least -7 F.