NOt unusual for us to get snow in november or even october (which doesn't last). OCtober was very cold here. We just had a few days of indian summer, probably caused by the warm air pumped up from those storm systems in the southern US. It was incredibly warm, temps in the high 50s or low 60s the last few days, but also very unstable and rainy. We don't usually get major snowstorms until late in nov or in december, the worst ones usually in the months of jan, feb, march. The almanac this year is predicting a warmer than average but very snowy winter.
You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. That's great...if you want to attract vermin.