We are getting much closer to our first snowfall of the season and the averages say it is only 2 weeks away.

After having near 70 degree temps for Halloween, the weather sure has quickly turned to more seasonable, much cooler temperatures. And the next big turn, our first snowfall, could be much closer than you think.

According to the Weather Channel, November 16th is the average date of the first Albany snowfall every year. The National Weather Service  tracks Albany's first snowfall every year, and this average is based on 30 years of data of when New York's capital has gotten it's first measurable snow. (Measurable snow is considered a tenth of an inch or more of accumulation.) Like any average, the Weather Channel does point out it does include early and late snow falls, which we could very well be the case when we get our first snowfall this year.

But being a couple weeks out from the average first snowfall, that pretty much means the snow will be here before we know it. So, maybe add rock salt and a new shovel to that Home Depot shopping list this weekend.