First Winter Storm of the Season Blows Through Minnesota

Shawn Hartung posted this photo to Instagram of snow in Minnesota, Oct. 27, 2017.
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The first winter storm of the season is blowing through the upper Midwest and western Great Lakes, bringing blizzard-like conditions and several inches of snow.

Gusty winds of up to 60 mph produced whiteout conditions Thursday in northwestern Minnesota and eastern North Dakota.

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The National Weather Service in Duluth, Minnesota, said this morning that so far today 5 inches of snow have fallen — breaking the record daily snowfall for Oct. 27.

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The storm will begin to move east today, spreading snow into the Twin Cities, which hasn’t seen snow in October in eight years.

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SOURCE: ABC News, Max Golembo and Emily Shapiro