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Oct 10, 2015 2:22 PM

First snow on Mount Washington - observatory ends record period above freezing


Winter is here -- on Mount Washington at least, where they reported their first dusting of snow for the season on Saturday.

"Early this morning, we received our first dose of accumulating snow this season; a total of 0.5 inches. When the fog lifted, a beautiful wintry scene of snow and rime came into view, complimented by the colorful foliage below," the observatory posted on Facebook.

A week ago, the Mount Washington Observatory got its first freeze, several weeks later than past averages.

According to the website, from June 18 through Sept. 30 this year, Mount Washington remained at or above 32°F.

"The 104-day streak of above-freezing temperatures was the longest streak of above-freezing temperatures since our records began in 1935."

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