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National Weather Service records earliest snowfall ever in Kansas City Sunday

New record-low temperature set too
Posted: 7:00 AM, Oct 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-15 12:36:14Z
Winter makes early arrival with new record in KC
Winter makes early arrival with new record in KC
Winter makes early arrival with new record in KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Winter arrived in Kansas City early and in record-setting fashion Sunday night. The National Weather Service office in Kansas City said it recorded snowfall Sunday, marking the earliest in the season snow has fallen since records began.

The office said it measured 0.2 inches of snow Sunday.

The last time the KC area saw measurable snowfall this early in the season was October 17, 1898, with 3.3 inches.

The office has only recorded snow in October seven times around the Kansas City area.

41 Action News viewers in Tonganoxie and Cameron sent in photos of light snow accumulated on cars, pumpkins and grills Monday.

Early Monday morning, the official temperature at KCI Airport fell to 31 degrees, which set a new record for coldest temperature recorded on October 15. The previous record was 32 degrees, set in 1943 and 1891.

As the temperatures hovered right around freezing throughout the morning commute, pavement temperatures stayed above freezing, so slick spots were rare on the roads.