WFXR Weather Trivia: Earliest snowfall dates in Roanoke and Lynchburg

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The WFXR Pinpoint Weather team is forecasting a zero-percent chance for snow for the middle of October. It may seem too early to talk about winter weather, but snow has fallen in Southwest Virginia before the winter solstice.

Today’s WFXR Weather Trivia question asks: When did Roanoke and Lynchburg receive their earliest snowfall on record?

Check the answer below to see if you’re right:

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg says Roanoke and Lynchburg saw their first flakes for the 1979-1980 season fly on October 10, 1979. This day marks the earliest occurrence of snowfall in both cities for a given season.

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