(Daily Mail) – The U.S. got an early taste of winter this weekend after an icy blast sent temperatures in New York City plummeting into the 40s while Boston recorded its coldest October 18 ever.
The unseasonably cold weather has also seen many states covered in snow for the first time since last April.
Marquette, Michigan, was covered in 2.5 inches of snow – the first time it has had any snowfall of that quantity in October for 14 years.
The heaviest snow fell in Oswego County, New York where the town of Mexico was covered in a blanket of 8 inches.
Even though winter doesn’t officially start until December 22, freeze watches and warnings and frost advisories have now been issued from Missouri to Massachusetts, according to the Weather Channel.