A tradition on this blog is to remark on the first snow the winter season here in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Last year, the first visible flake happened on October 4th. In 2011, it was November 10th. The first significant snow accumulation was on November 21st in 2010 and on October 28th in 2008. It is fun to note that I got caught in the snow in Western Macedonia, Greece on the drive from Kastoria to Florina on September 11, 2007.
So in this spirit, I offer a somewhat uninspired photograph of the first consistently falling flake of snow this year: