Winter Wonderland in October?!

October 3, 2011; 9:44 AM ET
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Snow falling at Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia on Oct. 1, 2011. Photo from the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Snowshoe-Mountain-Resort/278701797906">ski resort's facebook page</a>.

Parts of the Appalachians looked like a winter wonderland during the few two days of October with snow and gusty winds howling.

Elevations of 3,000 to 3,500 feet in West Virginia got 1-3 inches of snow Saturday night into Sunday morning. Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia picked up nearly 4 inches of snow through Sunday afternoon!

Other snow totals across the Appalachians include: 1 inch in Ebensburg, Pa., 1.2 inches in Philipsburg, Pa., and 0.7 inches at Laurel Summit, Pa.

More snow will continue through this evening at the highest elevations, but little additional accumulations are expected with the ground still remaining warm this time of year.

Snow also whitened some mountains all the way down to North Carolina late on Friday and early on Saturday morning.

Ski enthusiasts rejoiced about the snow on the Snowshoe Ski Resort Facebook Page.

However, other Northeasterners are not too excited to hear the "s" word so early in the season.

"You could blame some of this on Typhoon Roke," said AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowksi.

The Pacific tropical cyclone that hit Japan late in September arrived in British Columbia more than a week later as a tropical rainstorm. The stubborn system then slowly made its way into the Midwest and then the Northeast, becoming entrenched in cold air.

More cool and damp weather is in store for the Northeast through the first part of the week. For those missing sunshine, there is good news on the horizon for latter half of the week.

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