Snow totals from first snowfall of the season in Minnesota

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Just a reminder that it’s still fall. Photo by Greg Kellogg / Fox 9.

The first snow of the season has arrived in Minnesota. The earliest snow and the greatest accumulations started Thursday in northern Minnesota, with northern Minnesota and the North Shore seeing totals as high as 8.8 inches, according to the National Weather Service. In the Twin Cities metro, the precipitation started with light rain Thursday night and transitioned to a rain-snow mix by Friday morning. Only trace amounts of snow were recorded in Minneapolis-St. Paul.

A winter weather advisory was in effect for the Twin Cities metro through noon Friday. The average one-inch snowfall in the Twin Cities arrived around Nov. 18, though the earliest ever recorded was the first week of September. It's the wind that's really going to bite, blowing up to 40 mph gusts at times and wind chills dripping into the 20s.


Finland: 8.8 inches

Warroad: 8.5 inches

Chisholm: 8.3 inches

Hermantown: 8.3 inches

Hibbing: 6.5 inches

Proctor: 6 inches

Embarrass: 6 inches

Two Harbors: 5 inches

Crosslake: 5 inches

Duluth: 5 inches

Hinckley: 3.5 inches

Bemidji: 3 inches

Pine River: 2.4 inches

Dassel: 1.1 inches

St. Cloud: 1 inch

St. Cloud: 0.8 inches

Willmar: 0.6 inches

Mankato: 0.5 inches

Alexandria: 0.5 inches

MSP Airport: Trace

100+ CRASHES: The Minnesota State Patrol reported 101 crashes statewide from 12:01 a.m. to noon Friday. There were 16 crashes with injuries and two fatal crashes in Duluth and Brainerd. Troopers also responded to 125 spinouts.

SEMI INTO RIVER:  Authorities have recovered the body of a semi-truck driver after his vehicle went off Interstate 35 and into the St. Louis River early Friday morning. The accident occurred on I-35 near Scanlon, Minnesota at approximately 4:41 a.m., according to Minnesota State Patrol Sgt. Neil Dickenson. Road conditions due to rain and snow were likely a factor in the crash. 

FRIDAY FORECAST: A wet and slushy rain-snow mix with temperatures holding in the 30s, but feeling like the 10s and 20s. Only temporary, slushy accumulations