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There it is: The first snow of the season.

A chill hit northeast Minnesota over night, with cities along the North Shore and into the Iron Range reporting temps as low as 26 degrees Friday morning. And Duluth-area residents woke up to the first flakes of the season.

Meteorologist Joe Moore was particularly excited at the sight:

National Weather Service Duluth said there have been flurry observations in Duluth and along Lake Superior's South Shore. 

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Here's the scene in Ironwood, Michigan, which is nestled right up against the Wisconsin border:

It doesn't look to be the accumulating snow forecasters said could be in the cards earlier this week, but hey, it's something.

If the snow wasn't enough, the National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for Lake Superior, warning of potential water spouts Friday and Saturday. It's "due to the colder air over the relatively warmer waters of Lake Superior."

Related: What NOAA's winter outlook says about Minnesota

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The Duluth area, otherwise, should stay pretty dry. The weather service says highs will be in the mid- to upper-40s through the weekend, with a small chance for precipitation Sunday evening.

The average first day for measurable snowfall in Duluth is Oct. 23.

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