The coldest air since last spring is descending upon the Midwest, leading to some communities in the Upper Midwest seeing their first snow of the season.
The snow fell hard enough that two inches accumulated in northwestern Wisconsin Friday night. A National Weather Service spotter reported that the weight of that amount of snow caused trees to bend and power outages in Hawthorne.
An inch of snow was estimated to have fallen in Alborn, Minnesota, where the snow whitened vehicles and the grass.
Wet snowflakes also spread southward to Chicago, marking the city's third earliest return of snow.
Chicago has reported light snow! This is the 3rd earliest snowfall on record dating back to 1884. Earliest date is Sept 25 in 1928 & 1942.— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) October 4, 2014
I'd like to thank WI for both weeks of fall. Yes people...that is snow...on Oct 4. #OnWisconsin pic.twitter.com/Qh855qnDPi— Joe Sanfelippo (@Joesanfelippofc) October 4, 2014
I am not OK with this... #minnesnowta pic.twitter.com/nFc4meiYrX— Megan Hennen (@MeganHennen) October 3, 2014
@MorningWXGuy my dog in the snow. pic.twitter.com/Tzx8eaBi88— SubZero (@ihatei35) October 3, 2014
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Wet snowflakes will fly over parts of northern Michigan Saturday night before temperatures rebound some across the Midwest to end the weekend.