Photos: Quick burst of October snow in southern Minnesota

October snow
The Minnesota Capitol dome rises above snow-capped trees on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 in St. Paul.
Andrew Krueger | MPR News

After parts of northern Minnesota were blanketed in snow last week, southern Minnesota got in on the October snow on Sunday.

In the Twin Cities, the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport officially reported 0.3 inches of snow, with the Weather Service noting some may have melted before the official measurement was taken.

Other snow totals from around southern Minnesota included 4.5 inches at Heron Lake and Lakefield, 4 inches at Worthington, 3 inches at Pipestone, 2.5 inches at Amboy, 2.4 inches at Owatonna, 1.8 inches at Fairmont and 1.4 inches in Blue Earth and Northfield.

With ground temperatures above freezing, most of the accumulation was confined to grassy areas — and much of that quickly melted as temperatures rose later in the day.

A warming trend is in the forecast, with highs in the Twin Cities possibly reaching the 50s by Tuesday.

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