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First Measurable Autumn Snowfall

First Measurable Autumn Snowfall: Wednesday and Thursday, October 28-29 brought the first measurable snowfalls of the autumn season to Minnesota, although most observers reported a mixture of precipitation, both rain and snow, with temperatures hovering in the low to mid 30s F.  Many observers reported from 0.1 to 0.4 inches, including Rochester with 0.2 inches which tied the record value there for October 28th.  Long Prairie (Todd County), Montgomery (Le Sueur County), and Cass Lake (Cass County) reported 0.5 inches, Grand Rapids 0.7 inches, and Eau Claire, WI reported 0.9 inches.  Rothsay (Wilkin County) reported 1 inch of snow (tying the record from 1964), while just north of Brainerd an observer reported 2.2 inches of new snow.  The persistent mixture of sleet, snow, and rain produced some new daily records for precipitation on October 28th.  These included record amounts of 1.12" at International Falls; 1.15 inches at Bemidji; 1.16: at Cass Lake; 1.21" at Mora; 1.27