Half a foot of snow fell in at least one town as the season's first legitimate snowfall left a blanket of white in southern Minnesota Tuesday morning.
Not every location picked up six inches, but there are widespread totals ranging from 2-6 inches, with the heaviest amounts near the Interstate 90 corridor in southeastern parts of the state.
Snowfall leaderboard for Nov. 6:
- 6 inches - Ostrander
- 5.5 inches - Caledonia
- 5 inches - Albert Lea, Spring Valley, Stewartville
- 4.8 inches - Chatfield, Fillmore
- 4.7 inches - Ellendale
- 4.5 inches - Blue Earth, Brownsville, Fairmont, Eitzen, Hokah, Pilot Mound
- 4.3 inches - Mapleview, Sveadahl
- 4.2 inches - Waseca, Frenchville
- 4 inches - Austin, Byron, Wells
- 3.9 inches - Rochester Airport
- 3.7 inches - Le Center
- 3.5 inches - Lake City, Lewiston, Kasson, Elba, Hayfield, Harmony, Rushford
- 3.4 inches - Douglas
- 3.3 inches - Cannon Falls, Faribault, Zumbro
- 3.2 inches - Mapleton, Owatonna, Windom
- 3 inches - Northfield, Lafayette
- 2 inches - Mankato
Only a dusting to less than an inch fell in the core of the Twin Cities metro area, but southern suburbs did get an inch or two.
South metro leaders:
- 2.3 inches - Lakeville
- 2 inches - Rosemount
- 1.7 inches - Apple Valley
- 1.5 inches - Hastings
- 1.4 inches - Prior Lake
- 1.1 inches - Bloomington, Shakopee
You can find additional snowfall reports via the National Weather Service here.
There aren't any significant storms in the forecast through the next week or so, but cold air is definitely on the way.
"There are no signs of above normal temperatures for the foreseeable future," says the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities.
"Normal highs this time of year are in the 40s, but with the exception of Saturday, the forecast calls for highs 10 to 15 degrees colder than that. Even colder air arrives for the start of next week, with record cold high temperatures appearing possible Monday and Tuesday. The next chance for light rain and snow arrives Saturday into Sunday."