Winter Comes Early for Michigan: More Than 2 Inches of Snow Hit Marquette

The last time Marquette received 2 inches or more snow in October was 2001.

— -- Winter has come early in northern Michigan.

More than 2 inches of snow fell in Marquette, Michigan, overnight, according to the National Weather Service, coating the fall leaves with a thin layer of winter snow.

The city saw about 2.5 inches of snow, the NWS said -- marking the highest daily total this early in the season since Oct. 17, 1976.

The last time Marquette received a daily snowfall of 2 inches or more in October was on Oct. 26, 2001, said the NWS.

Snow may have already hit the Midwest, but there's still two more months of fall -- winter won't official start until Dec. 22.

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