Tuesday morning brings a bit of frozen precipitation to the Madison area. The October snowfall was bittersweet: some like the change of seasons; others find the white stuff a bane, defined by Webster as a "source of persistent annoyance or exasperation." At any rate, the white snow on the still red maple leaves, with a backdrop of a flocked evergreen is colorful. Time will tell if the snow becomes more of a persistent annoyance. The Farmer's Almanac is predicting "above normal precipitation and snowfall" for this area, with below normal temperatures, especially in mid- to late-December, and early January. However, they also predict that Oct. 22-28 will be mild and sunny.