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Ros Runner chases October snow in Virginia

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Last week, I knew I just may get the chance to see my first October snow storm.   I decided to hit the road and head to Front Royal in the northwestern part of the state.  That would be the place to go to see some rare October snow in Virginia.

I thought to myself, how often am I going to have the chance to see snow in October? Maybe never again in my lifetime.

I packed my bag, my camera, and away I drove, quickly, but not too fast to get a ticket!

I managed to get a few hours of sleep and woke up around 8:30 Saturday morning. As I pulled back the curtains to the window in my hotel room, I saw a winter wonderland.  It was amazing!  Quarter and silver dollar sized snowflakes filled the air, and the trees, the ground, everything was covered.  In fact, I had to clear three inches of snow off my car before I could make the trip home.

The roads were slushy and slick at first, but less than 10 miles down the road, the snow changed to rain. Instead of snow, I admired the autumn leaves still hanging from the trees

It was a long journey, but well worth it for a weather buff. Now I've got pictures and memories to last a lifetime.

If you want to see more pictures, check out Ros's Facebook page here.

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