Fall Starts on Wednesday. When’s the Seacoast’s First Snow?
Fall's official start is Wednesday at 3:20 p.m. and people on the Seacoast are already wondering when to expect the first snowfall.
The National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center says fall will be slow to arrive with above-average temperature through October 15 which means that one of the average "firsts" of fall on the Seacoast likely won't happen this year: the first freeze.
On average, the first freeze of the fall happens Sept. 26 at the observation station in Durham, According to Sarah Thunberg at the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine. Low temperatures will dip only to the 50s on Saturday and Sunday night.
Thunberg said that the first measurable snow of the season on the Seacoast could happen in October which historically has had an average of .02 inches total accumulation.
November's average is 1.3 inches with the first snowfall on average on Nov. 26.
The hottest fall high temperature of the current climate period which begins in 1991 is 97 in 2007. The coldest was a bone-chilling 4 degrees in 2018.
The Seacoast is also a month away from peak foliage, according to Visitnh.gov. Peak colors should happen on average between October 20 and October 31.
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