It will be that time soon. Time to bring out the snow shovels and the brushes for the cars. 

National Centers For Environmental Information

The website climate.gov released the map which shows the date the first snowfall of the year usually happens.

As the map shows, the historic average date for the first snowfall in Rockford is usually between October 15th and the 31st. When going to climate.gov and clicking on the circle located in Rockford, October 25th is the date that is shown.

Now, it doesn't mean that we will see a foot of snow on the ground. All that date means is that the average date that there will be a 50% chance of at least a tenth of an inch of snow on the ground. There are some places in Wisconsin that have seen snow on the ground at the beginning of October.

The National Centers For Environmental Information has been putting together this list since 1981. Do not blame me if we see any snow this weekend.