Jose Fernandez was itching to see snowfall for the first time in his life on Monday. But when he takes the mound for the Marlins Tuesday, he doesn’t want to be pitching in the white stuff.

“That’s no bueno,” Fernandez said.

The 20-year-old Cuban rookie will be making his fourth big-league start when he faces the Twins in the second game of a split, day-night doubleheader at Target Field — weather permitting.

A storm sweeping across the Upper Plains was expected to blanket the area with as much as eight inches of snow and forced the postponement of the Marlins’ game on Monday.

Fernandez couldn’t wait to see it with his own eyes.

“I want to see it coming down,” Fernandez said. “My mom was, like, ‘Send me pictures! Send me pictures!’ ”

After the team arrived to Minneapolis on Sunday night, Fernandez reached down to touch some of the stuff that was already on the ground, but was warned off by a couple of his teammates, Placido Polanco and Donovan Solano.

“They were, like, ‘Wait for [Monday],’ ” Fernandez said. “It was so dirty.”

Snow is only one of the surprises Fernandez has discovered during his brief time in the majors. The other: “The game humbles you really fast,” he said.

After two sparkling outings to begin his career, Fernandez was brought to earth in Cincinnati when the Reds got him for four runs in a single inning. The Marlins’ boy wonder — the youngest starting pitcher in franchise history — tasted his first defeat.