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MINNEAPOLIS -- Much of Minnesota woke up to snow Friday morning -- the first snowfall of the season for many. 

RELATED: NEXT Weather: Snowflakes falling in metro area Friday morning

Check out some snow pictures, video and more below. You can share pics and video here


If you thought the snow was a bit early for the Twin Cities, you were right

It turns out that Friday morning's snow was one of the earliest starts to a Twin Cities' snowfall season on record.

By Mike Augustyniak

Metro residents express surprise, shock, joy at sight of first snow

Metro residents take in October snow 02:04

RICHFIELD -- Minnesotans likely had mixed emotions when they woke up Friday morning to fresh snow.

Some parts of the state got an inch or more, making for interesting walks and commutes.

"We are trying to look for animals that are camouflaged. And we are learning about camouflage today," said 5-year-old, Liam.

These kindergartners from a Richfield STEM school likely didn't plan to have the camouflage they were looking for, covered by snow. The flakes mixed in with the fall leaves- making for a picturesque morning and a confusing one.

"Unexpected when we were walking to the bus stop and there was snow on the ground. We had to go back inside and get our boots on," said Andy Ottum, Richfield.

"My 7-year-old, his name is Odin, he thinks it's Christmas time now he says. Because there's snow on the ground," said Elizabeth Yellow, Minneapolis.

Funny how this weather makes us skip past a couple holidays. During a work week that started with 80 degrees and sun, finishing with cold and snow may be the most Minnesota thing of all.

"I was kind of shocked to be honest with you. My kids loved it. They said it was their favorite holiday of the year, or favorite time of the year with the snow. So that was my 6-year-old's first reaction," said Jonathan Wade, Richfield.

And maybe Mother Nature created a new season -- however short it might be.

"I've lived here long enough that nothing really surprises me anymore but I wasn't expecting it to stick to the ground like it did," said Connor Maloney.

Connor is the maintenance man at Wood Lake Nature Center. He takes care of the trails and buildings.

For a minute, he thought he was going to have to get the shovels and fire up the snowblowers. By lunchtime, he realized he was in the clear.

"My wife's parents were here from California and they were in last week and they got to experience the beauty of the Minnesota fall. I kind of wish they were here to see the transition. And how drastic the changes can be," said Connor.

By John Lauritsen

Vikings players (former and current) react to first snow

Some Vikings players reacted to the snow Friday morning. Wide receiver KJ Osborn said "we gotta be the first people with snow, bro."

Former player John Randle was also spotted out in the snow. 

By WCCO Staff

Drone video captures the first snow of the season in Minneapolis

First snow: Moment of Zen 00:58
By WCCO Staff

Mid-morning forecast: How long will snow stick around?

NEXT Weather: 9 a.m. report 02:39
By Riley O'Connor

Clash of seasons in White Bear Lake

By WCCO Staff

Chris Shaffer shares his snow-covered Halloween decorations

By WCCO Staff

Let it snow!

WCCO's Pauleen Le enjoyed the Friday morning winter wonderland:

By WCCO Staff

Snowy pine trees in Ramsey

Sandy Debrobander sent in a snowy pic from Ramsey.  Sandy Debrobander
By WCCO Staff

Beautiful snow at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

Shayla Reaves, who reported from Como Park Zoo & Conservatory Friday morning, shared pictures of the beautiful snow accumulation at the zoo. 

Snowy start to the morning! Here’s the view outside Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

Posted by Shayla Reaves on Friday, October 14, 2022

While you're at it, check out her report from the morning on a fall experience at the zoo:

Experience fall – inside – at Como Park Zoo 02:56
By Shayla Reaves

Spooky snow in Shoreview

Alison Jones shared a picture that will no doubt get many to reminisce of the Halloween blizzard of 1991.

Pic from Alison Jones in Shoreview Alison Jones
By WCCO Staff

WCCO's Pauleen Le makes a snow angel

Many areas of Minnesota saw the first snowfall of the season, so Pauleen Le had to mark the occasion with a snow angel.

Watch below: 

WCCO’s Pauleen Le makes a snow angel 00:49

Le also made a little snowman between live shots!

By Pauleen Le

More views from downtown Minneapolis

Another Twitter user, CB, shared some views of the snow from downtown Minneapolis. 

By WCCO Staff

First snowfall of the season in Foreston

On Twitter, CM Storm Chaser shared some pics of the snowfall in Foreston, Minnesota. 

By WCCO Staff

View of snow in NE Minneapolis

WCCO Assignment Manager Guy Still -- an avid cyclist -- shared some views of the snowfall in northeast Minneapolis Friday morning. 

By WCCO Staff

Some snowfall totals

By WCCO Staff

It's snowing outside the WCCO studio

By WCCO Staff

Thursday: Snow spotted on webcams in northern Minnesota

Snow flurries caught on webcam in northern Minnesota 00:30
By WCCO Staff
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