It wasn't a humdinger of a snowstorm by any means, but the first measurable snow of the season is always a big one for Minnesotans.
Folks in northern Minnesota got their first real taste of accumulating snow Friday night and through the day Saturday, with up to four inches piling up in some locations.
According to the National Weather Service, Grand Rapids led the way with 4 inches of snow before it compacted and/melted. Overall, preliminary snowfall reports to the weather service ranged mainly between 1 and 4 inches, with Duluth getting approximately 2 inches at the airport.
The Grand Forks office of the weather service noted Saturday evening that the storm track was further south than anticipated, which brought most of the slushy accumulations its forecast area in southeast North Dakota and parts of west-central/northwest Minnesota between Hwy. 10 and Interstate 94.
If any snow is remaining, it won't last long.
"This first accumulating snow of the season isn't expected to last though, as high temps will increase to above freezing on Sunday and Monday," said the Duluth office of the NWS. "The sun is also expected to make a return tomorrow before cloud cover returns on Monday."
The next chance for widespread precipitation in Minnesota is Tuesday, when rain and snow could fall depending on the temperatures, which will stay well below normal (normal daytime highs this time of year are in the 50s).
Check out the simulated future radar through Friday from the European model. It's interesting to say the least.