Snow on trees

September is way too early to be thinking about snow. 

Or is it? 

Late September snows have happened in Sioux City before, but the good news is they've been rare. And very, very light. 

The record for earliest snow was set back in 1939, when Sioux City received a trace amount of snowfall on Sept. 25 -- the third day of fall.

What about the earliest measurable snowfall? That was Sept. 30, 1961, when Sioux City received .4 inches. 

The earliest "significant" snowfall (of 2+ inches) was on Oct. 9, 1970, when Sioux City received 5.1 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

But never mind all that. With highs lately in the mid-70s to mid-80s, there's plenty of good weather yet to enjoy.

It is still technically summer, after all. 

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City hall reporter

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