The Tuscarawas Valley got its first taste of winter today as a strong cold front brought the first measurable snowfall to the area.
Between 1.5 inches and 3 inches of the white stuff accumulated locally.
The most snow fell in Wainwright, where 3 inches was reported, according to Lee Hendricks, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh.
Other totals included New Philadelphia, 2 inches; Carrollton, 1.5 inches; and Tappan Dam in Harrison County, 1.5 inches.
The winter chill isn't confined to eastern Ohio. The weather service said that temperatures are 10 degrees to 20 degrees below normal from the Plains to the Mid-Atlantic today.
Hendricks said snow in mid-November is not all that unusual for this part of the country. Pittsburgh has had measurable snowfall amounts as early as late September, he said.
The cold won't linger long, though.
The weather service is predicting that temperatures will rise through the rest of the week, reaching near 50 on Friday in New Philadelphia. A chance of rain and a high of 59 is forecast for Sunday.
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