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The last part of October is not a stranger to the first true snow storms of the year. They rarely stay just yet, but they make quite an impression. 55 years ago, on this date in 1969, winter started early with a general snowfall from the valley floors to the mountain tops. An inch or two was noted in most valleys, except 5 inches in Burlington where a north wind kept the Champlain Valley cold. The mountains above 3000 feet were whitened with 10 to 20 inches, including 25 inches on Mt. Washington.