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October snowfall in eastern Iowa

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- It seemed like just weeks ago when the leaves began turning colors and now snow makes its first appearance in eastern Iowa.  Sunday was a windy day across eastern Iowa, with wind gusting at averages of 58 miles per hour. 

The high winds caused minor tree and power line damage, but also could have helped produce the trace amounts of snow.  Snow fell in trace amounts in the Waterloo area for about an hour in the early evening Sunday.  According to Storm Track 7 Meteorologist Eileen Loan, snow can be produced by a variety of conditions.  Loan says temperatures below 42 degrees Fahrenheit in addition to high winds and moisture can result in snowfall.

Although Sunday's snow only showed up in trace amounts, Eileen Loan says it is still the first recorded snowfall this season.  Snow this early is not uncommon.  In 2007, snow was first recorded November 5.  In 2006, snow first fell October 12.

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