Since we're winding down on yet another heat wave this summer, let's look forward to something a bit chillier. I am not one of those people that despises snow. I don't hate shoveling, I have a vehicle that handles well in bad weather, I don't hate the cold. In fact, fall and winter are actually my favorite seasons. Mostly because of the coziness and Christmas lights and general magic of the season but I digress.

While it's hard to imagine snow when we're all complaining about the 'feels like 105' heat and humidity, we know that sooner or later, it's going to be freezing and we're going to be talking about the "S" word. So when can we expect that first snow of the year? If we look at the historical date from The Weather Channel, the earliest snowfall on record in Boston was October 10. That means literally just about a month away from now.

The Weather Channel

However, if we look at the average first snowfall then we're looking at an end of November for the first flakes. Here's hoping that we get our fill of perfect, crisp, clear, fall weather before the snow and cold start to set in.

And for all you folks who hate snow, just be thankful you aren't heading into the winter (or fall, technically) in Caribou. They could be within THREE weeks of their first storm already. God bless 'em.