Sep 24, 2012 at 7:19 am
ST. CLOUD, MN (KNSI) - Central Minnesota picked up its first frost of the season over the weekend.
The low temperature at the St. Cloud Regional Airport hit 30 degrees Sunday morning--well below the average for this time of year, which is 43. Forecasters are not calling for any freezing temps this week--with overnight lows ranging from the upper 30's to mid 40's.
Meanwhile Duluth residents have already gotten their first dusting of snow of the season. It's the area's earliest measurable snowfall in 17 years. Light rain briefly turned to light snow at the Duluth airport Friday night. T
he National Weather Service recorded 0.1 inches of snow for the day, while weather spotters in Alborn and near Canyon reported 0.3 inches overnight. The snow didn't last long, Ground temperatures are still warm, and air temperatures were back above 40 by early Saturday morning.
The last time the area got snow this early in the year was in 1995. The average date by which Duluth gets its first measurable snow is October 24th.