I've been travelling with my husband for his work and it's looking like I'll have to travel from the Pacific Northwest(most likely Seattle area) home to Austin, Tx in September or October. Possibly November. I am hoping it is sooner, but with his job I won't know for sure. Anyway, I am very worried about having to drive through mountain areas on my way home. Does anyone know what time of year the mountain areas in the Western part of the country start getting snow? I am so very inexperienced driving with any ice and snow so I want to avoid it all together if possible. I will leave early and drive home by myself if I have to to avoid driving in any dangerous situations. If anyone could give me any advice on when the snow will be starting and when I should leave by to avoid it, please let me know. Thank you all so much in advance!