First snow up north comes early

11:38 AM, Oct 4, 2012   |    comments
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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - We knew it would come sooner or later, but maybe not on October 4th! Even for far northwestern Minnesota, this snowfall is a bit earlier than usual.

The median first measurable snowfall for northwest Minnesota is usually late October, and mid November for the Twin Cities.

While the metro will avoid any snowflakes (and even rain drops today), it's a bit close for comfort for some. Places like Roseau and Flag Island could see up to a half foot of snow or more by the time it wraps up tomorrow.

The snow may be confined to far northern reaches of Minnesota but we'll all experience the chilly temps as strong northwest winds of 15-35 mph blow in the colder air. Temps will drop into the 40s for the metro and head into the mid 30s overnight with highs not getting above 50 until Sunday afternoon.

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