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New York Snow: Central Park Sets The October Record From Noreaster

AP/The Huffington Post   First Posted: 10/29/11 05:37 PM ET Updated: 10/29/11 07:09 PM ET

NEW YORK -- Authorities say New York City's Central Park is seeing its snowiest October on record.

National Weather Service spokesman Chris Vaccaro says 1.3 inches of snow had fallen at the park as of 2 p.m. Saturday, making this the snowiest October there since records began being kept in 1869. That's also a record for the date of Oct. 29.

Vaccaro says it's the first time observers at the park have measured an inch or more of snow.

Snow was continuing to fall in the city Saturday, meaning the record will grow.

The snowfall is part of a storm that's expected to dump anywhere from a dusting of snow to about 10 inches along the East Coast.

Check out photos of snowy NYC.

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29: A man adjusts his umbrella in the snow in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan on October 29, 2011 in New York City. An early winter snowstorm is delivering up to ten inches of snow to certain areas in the East Coast. In the past 135 years there have been only three days of measurable snowfall in October in New York City's Central Park. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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