Twin cities halloween blizzard of 1991

Many Minnesotans remember the horrendous Halloween of 1991. It all started with the snow, and before we knew it the wind hit and the entire state was shut down. By midnight on the 31st, 8. 2 inches of snow had fallen in the Twin Cities a record for the date and the entire month of October! The The Halloween Blizzard of 1991 still stands as a benchmark blizzard in Minnesota that other storms are compared to 25 years later, the NWS recalls.

Overall, the blizzard dumped a record 28 inches on the Twin Cities and a whopping 36 inches on Duluth. To this day, it still holds the Twin Cities record for largest snowfall from a single storm.

It was over 25 years ago, but people still talk about the legendary storm. The 3day Halloween blizzard of 1991 began a few hours before trickortreaters started their rounds and dumped 28 inches of snow on Minneapolis and St.

Paul. Back on Halloween of 1991, a storm of this magnitude roared across the northern Plains. For many residents of the region, the" Halloween Blizzard" of 1991, became the benchmark upon which all snow storms would be measured against. since 1872 there have been only 6 Halloweens which have seen measurable snowfall in the Twin Cities Halloween snowstorm of 1991: Minnesotas blizzard for the books On the eve of Halloween in 1991, a lowpressure system charged hard up from Texas and dumped 20.

4 inches on the Twin Cities in The Halloween Blizzard of 1991 still stands as a benchmark blizzard in Minnesota that other storms are compared to 25 years later. October Blizzards in Minnesota are rare, but they have happened in the past. The most severe early blizzard on record for Minnesota was the devastating October 16, 1880 storm. The storm dropped 28. 4 inches of snow on the Twin Cities, setting a single storm record for the metropolitan area.

Duluth received 36. 9 inches, the largest single storm total in Minnesota history. The Halloween Blizzard of 1991 still stands as a benchmark blizzard in Minnesota that other storms are compared to 25 years later.

October Blizzards in Minnesota are rare, but they have happened in the past. The most severe early blizzard on record for Minnesota was the devastating October 16, 1880 storm. Since 1872 there's been enough snow to measure only six times:. 6 in 1884. 2 in 1885, 1. 4 in 1932.

4 in 1954. 5 in 1995 and of course 8. 2 inches with the Halloween Blizzard of 1991. Thus there has been measurable snow on only 4 of the days. Oct 31, 2016 Whether you lived through it, or have only heard the stories, the Halloween blizzard of 1991 was truly something to remember. Total Snowfall, Halloween Storm, October 31Nov 3, 1991 Fast Facts At the time, the 36. 9" of snow that fell at Duluth set the state record for storm total snowfall.



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