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Spokane sees earliest snowfall in over 100 years

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SPOKANE, Wash. -- Spokane saw its earliest snowfall in over 100 years over the weekend.

According to the National Weather Service, Spokane International Airport got 1.4 inches of snow Sunday, the first measurable snowfall recorded since records began in 1881.

In all, the city has seen 3.3 inches of snow, making it the snowiest September on record.

In the Cascades, accumulation ranged from one-four inches. And by Monday morning, the Olympics were snow-capped.

Some parts of Montana, meanwhile, saw almost 3 feet of snow, prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency due to power outages and downed trees and branches.

Is this early snowfall a harbinger of what's to come this winter?

The Farmers Almanac is predicting a cold and snowy winter ahead.

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