It was in the 80s Tuesday!

Today the National Weather Service in Gaylord, Michigan marked the arrival of snow in the northern Lower Peninsula with a picture of a snowman on its Facebook page.

The NWS acknowledged that the tradition came early this year, even for Northern Michigan.

"He's back early this year! NWS Gaylord's first #snowman of the year as seen early this morning."

He's a bit of a runt but nonetheless seeing a snowman in the first half of October probably doesn't mean we're in for an easy winter.