Snow arrives in Minnesota; 8.5 inches reported in Marshall

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Hutchinson, Minn., 11/5/13

The first significant snowstorm of the season continues to move through southern Minnesota Tuesday evening. Snowfall totals from southwestern Minnesota have been greater than forecasters had expected.

According to the National Weather Service, 8.5 inches of snow fell near Marshall. Eight inches of snow was reported near Holland, in southwestern Minnesota. In central Minnesota, 3.5 inches of snow was reported near Kingston, while nearly 3 inches fell near Darwin.

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for a large swath of southern Minnesota through 6 a.m. on Wednesday.

One to 4 inches was expected in the metro by morning, with some heavier 5-inch to 6-inch totals possible, MPR's Updraft weather blog reported.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation, on its road traveler website, says roads are in difficult driving condition from central Minnesota toward the southwestern part of the state, where the snow has been falling Tuesday afternoon and evening.

WCCO reports that MnDOT officials say they are ready. Minnesota residents and especially those who commute are encouraged to get their winter travel kits ready. MnDOT is reminding drivers to practice safe winter driving habits and to make sure to give plow drivers plenty of room.

Snow in November isn't an odd thing. The average Minnesotan shovels about 9 inches of snow every November.

The Star Tribune reports the average date for first measurable snowfall in Minnesota is Nov. 4.

Still, the snow may have come too soon for many in southern Minnesota. It was just over six months ago that the Minnesota State Climatology Office declared the 17.2 inches of snow that fell on Dodge Center, Minn., as the largest official 24-hour May snow accumulation in state history.

To keep track of the first snowstorm of the season visit bringmethenews.com/weather.

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