Mid-October Snow Shocks Tri-Staters

This is the reality of “global warming”.

From WCBSTV.com:

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It’s the middle of October. We’re less than a month into fall, so dig out those hats, scarves, and … snow shovels?

The tri-state was walloped by its first nor’easter of the season on Thursday, and some parts of New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut saw heavy snow showers fall throughout the day and night.

CBS 2’s Megan Glaros was in Vernon, N.J. where the flakes were still falling on Thursday evening.

“I hate it! This shouldn’t be happening now,” said Vernon resident Angela Warren. “I like it when it comes after Thanksgiving or right around Christmas, but it’s too early for this.”

The elevation in Vernon is about 550 feet, but CBS 2 drove to some higher elevations within the town and found snow sticking to cars, trees, roofs, and the grass.

“It’s a little early, it’s natural up here though,” said Vernon resident Jack Valenti. “It’s higher elevation up here. I talked to my brother back at home in Bergen County and it’s raining down there, so, yeah, it’s crazy.”

In Sparta, N.J., several inches of snow blanketed the ground, enough to make a snowman that CBS 2’s Jay Dow posed with during CBS 2 News This Morning.

CBS 2 spoke with many followers on Twitter, who reported snow all over the region, from to Chappaqua in Westchester County, to Fishkill in Dutchess County, to Danbury in Fairfield County, Conn.

@edsteves wrote: “It’s snowing in Newburgh NY! A little too early for my taste!”

@nycbklyngirl told @wcbstv it was snowing on I-80 and even took a picture of the thin blanket.

Even New York Jets kicker Jay Feely chimed in on the trending Twitter topic, writing on his Twitter account @jayfeely: “It is snowing here in Northern NJ right now!!! Mid October, way to early. [sic]”

WCBSTV.com Senior Producer Jeff Capellini snapped some video of the snow falling outside his home in Yorktown Heights in Westchester.

Sullivan County in northern New York was under a Winter Storm Watch and could see between 2 and 4 inches of snow by the time the storm exits. Dutchess and Ulster counties were under a Winter Storm Advisory and could produce 1 to 3 inches of snow when all is said and done.


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