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Goodbye, Summer: Record Snowfall Hits South Dakota

Early Start to Winter in South Dakota 1:22

Is summer officially over?

At least in South Dakota, the answer appears to be yes, as snow blanketed parts of the state just ten days after Labor Day. The national weather service issued a winter weather advisory on Thursday warning of potential tree damage and power outages due to heavy snow.

Rapid City, South Dakota, saw its earliest measurable snowfall on record after nearly one inch fell on the city. Black Hills, South Dakota, is expected to receive as much as seven inches of snow along with freezing rain later in the afternoon.

The South Dakota highway patrol has asked citizens to drive slowly and take their time as they travel slick roads, according NBC affiliate KNBN-TV.

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- Shamar Walters