Winter Comes In Early As Icy Blast Sends Temperatures Plummeting

(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.

2D82A4A400000578-3277364-image-a-45_1445110025522Flurries were reported yesterday across Maine and New York while Michigan residents reported drifts of almost 6 inches near Darragh, according to the National Weather Service.

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.

In New York City, the temperatures dropped down to the 40s while some areas reported it hitting as low was 43 degrees Fahrenheit.2D82A4A000000578-0-image-a-11_1445180345961

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.

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