Photos: Five Years of Serious Fall Snowstorms

November 18, 2012; 5:40 AM ET
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Photos: Five Years of Fall Snowstorms

Over the last five years, damaging snowstorms have occurred well before the official start of winter.

Storified by Accu Weather · Thu, Nov 15 2012 08:07:56

November you were confused that day weren't you? #noreaster #nycD.

Snowstorms don't always follow the calendar year in the northeast United States. Over the last five years, damaging snowstorms have occurred well before the official start of winter.

So what's going on here; is this normal? Yes and no. Though snowstorms are rare over the Northeast from October to early December, they can occur. Climatologically, the first snow normally happens by mid-November. The key is that all the ingredients have to come together.

Northeast Fall SnowstormsBrightcove


#Colgate #Sunrise in #Chilltown #MorrisCanal #JC #PreApocalypticSkies #Normal #NoFilter #Noreaster #LatergramMollieMol
#Noreaster 2012 ❄bixerry123
I heard rumors there's another storm coming next week, I hope it was a joke... #november13th #snow #girl #happy #snowing #fall #noreaster #novembersnow #storms #snowdaysEmily Xu


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Fallen tree, Ravenna Boulevard N.E. median at Roosevelt Way N.E.A casualty of Seattle's first snowstorm of 2010.


pic from my cell phone at the pumpkin patch - everything is covered with a few inches of snow from the freak storm this week!ara133photography1
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