October snowfall records could be broken in New England

“October snowfall records could be broken in parts of southern New England, especially at higher elevations,” says USA  Today. “The October record for southern New England is 7.5 inches in Worcester in 1979.

More than a foot of snow could accumulate in parts of southern Vermont over the weekend, while parts of Maine could receive more than six inches of wet snow on Saturday alone.

However, “the heaviest snow was forecast for the Massachusetts Berkshires, the Litchfield Hills in northwestern Connecticut, southwestern New Hampshire and the southern Green Mountains.

This type of storm is “more associated with midwinter,” says the article. “In New England, the first measurable snow usually falls in early December.”

Philadelphia expects its first measurable October snow since 1979, while Allentown is likely to break the city’s October record set in 1925.

“Two Vermont ski resorts, Killington and Mount Snow, planned to start the ski season early by opening one trail each over the weekend.”