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October snow on Mt. Washington

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It may only be Oct. 1, but clearly winter is on its way. Here was the scene atop Mt. Washington this morning, when the observatory folks saw about an inch of snow, just enough to build the first snowman of the season. It may not be much, but it’s a start.

“It'll probably all be gone by later today, so why not have some fun with it while it's here?” an observatory worker posted to Facebook. “This little guy may not look impressive, but then again, not many snowmen can say they've sat on top of the Mount Washington summit sign at 6,288 feet on October 1.”

In 2011, both Killington and Sunday River opened on Oct. 29, the first resorts in the East to kick off the ski season.

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