Some forecasters are predicting a big winter when it comes to snowfall. But will be enough to make this all-time list?

Over the last 24 hours, we officially got our first snowfall of the season here in the Capital Region. Will this early start mean a big winter of snow ahead? The last couple of have been a little underwhelming when it comes to snowfall, but in recent memory, we have also had some above-average winters. Like any other weather event, totals go up or down and it all really is just a game of chance.

Since the winter of 1884 - 85 the National Weather Service has been tracking yearly snowfall totals and when you put all those up and down winters together the typical seasonal snowfall for New York's capital city is 59.2 inches. So how far and above would we have to go this winter to make it one of the all-time biggest for snowfall?

To crack this list - we would need to see more than a 50 percent increase in snow! And to set an all -time record? We would need to go well above the century mark which has been topped 3 times here in Albany.

Unheard of? No. Unlikely? Well, let's put it this way: the last time we had enough snowfall to land in Albany's all-time top ten winters below was 20 years ago in 2002-2003. Or maybe considering we are due to have a winter that cracks the top 10, maybe it is not unlikely at all!

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