The first snowfall of the season landed in Fargo Friday morning. Students awoke to find a friendly snowman greeting them to campus with the bison statue and University Drive lined with white. The Weather Channel said the average date of the first snowfall in Fargo is on Nov. 2, but the earliest snow has fallen in Fargo is Sep. 25. That early date was recorded in 1912, 104 years ago. The average seasonal snowfall total for Fargo is 49.5 inches, about half an inch shorter than that of Bismarck, N.D.