Ever since I moved to Binghamton, I've been warned about the dreaded winter conditions the city is known for. But so far, I haven't seen too much of that winter weather.

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Now back home, it's pretty common to not get snow until well into January. For as long as I can remember, there's only been a couple of holiday seasons with snow added into the mix. I knew Binghamton would be much different though and by the time we got to the new year, I'd be sick of the snow. But a warm November got me thinking about how far into the winter months we've gotten before the first snowfall of the year.

According to Weather Spark, Binghamton got its first snowfall in 2022 on Sunday, November 13. Now growing up on Long Island, that would be an anomaly of perfect conditions to get just a small flurry of snow. But for Binghamton, it hasn't snowed this late into the year in the 21st century.

In fact, the next latest snowfall since 2000 was in 2004, when it didn't snow until November 8. And even that is almost a full week sooner than we got in Binghamton this year. I went all the way back to 1985 before I found a first snow later than November 13, when Binghamton didn't get its first snow until November 15.

Obviously, this has been an unseasonably warm fall in Binghamton, which I quite enjoyed as the precursor to the winter I've feared since I moved here in June. But now that the first snow has fallen, winter can't be put off any further.

I'm just glad I can remotely start my car when I leave the house at 5:00 am.

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