Is early snowfall a harbinger for a snowy winter?

    Jersey Shore Hurricane News contributor Roman Isaryk captured this scene earlier today in Little Egg Harbor, featuring snow flakes against an autumnal backdrop.

    This is a reminder that for the third straight year, snow fell in New Jersey before mid-November. 

    Snowfall amounts today ranged from a trace at the Atlantic City Airport to just under a half-inch in Freehold, according to a Public Information Statement issued by the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly. 

    But does this mean that we’re going to experience a snowy winter?

    Not necessarily, says NBC40 meteorologist Dan Skeldon.

    “2011 saw virtually no snow during our warmest winter ever, and 2012 was a relatively easy winter as well,” he wrote on his Facebook page today.

    How about 2013?

    “Well time will tell,” Skeldon wrote. “Though I’d lean snowier.”

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