FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — It’s nearly late October so it’s not surprising to see parts of the United States dealing with that four letter “S” word...
No snow is in the forecast for northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio in the coming days, just rain.
But, snow isn’t out of the question across these parts this time of the year.
Meanwhile back in Iowa...
Snow pics and video have been coming in from the family. Mixed feelings about such an early snowfall...but it's certainly pretty! ❄️ ❄️ ❄️ pic.twitter.com/ZvfizgWeis
— Amanda Crawford (@acrawfordtv) October 19, 2020
Residents in Iowa started their work week off with several inches of the white stuff.
A snow squall dumped 9 inches of snow on Des Moines, Iowa!
It made for a picturesque winter wonderland across the city but it also caused white-out conditions that led to multiple accidents and slide offs.
⚡️ “Narrow Snow Band over Central Iowa - October 19, 2020”
A narrow burst of snow created travel problems over parts of Iowa. It is a noteworthy event given how early it was in the season and the tight snow gradient over a densely populated area.#iawx https://t.co/2dkbIRRUWp
— NWS Des Moines (@NWSDesMoines) October 20, 2020
The same system will bring 5 to 7 inches of snow to the Twin Cities by the middle of the week.
Fort Wayne Snow Stats
In 2019, the first snowfall for Fort Wayne was on Halloween when .50” of snow fell across the city.
In 2018, the first snowfall for the Summit City was on November 9.
The average first measurable snowfall of .10” or more for Fort Wayne is November 14.
The average snowfall in a season for the city is about 32 inches.
In a La Nina pattern, the area could see above average precipitation and snowfall for the 2020-2021 winter season.