Weather Blog: More Treat Than Trick

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Monday marks the 20-year anniversary of the 1991 Halloween Blizzard that produced some of the heaviest snowfalls in history for many cities across Minnesota! The powerful storm impacted the state for a period of three days beginning on Oct. 31, dumping 1-3 feet of snow in many locales.

Duluth received 36.9 inches of snow and at the time became the largest single snowstorm total for the entire state. The 1991 Halloween Blizzard continues to stand as the biggest snowstorm on record for the Twin Cities with 28.4 inches.

A snowy Halloween remains in the past for us, but is very much a snowy present for our friends back East, as a rare, early season Nor’easter brought feet of snow from West Virginia to Maine over the weekend. ‘Trick or treating’ will be rather tricky across parts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire where the highest snowfalls totals occurred with 31.4 inches in Jaffrey, NH and 30.8 inches in Plainfield, MA!

Close to a foot and half of snow buried pumpkins across parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and 2.9 inches of snow was reported at Central Park in New York City, making for the first October snowfall of over 1 inch in the city’s history.

Mother Nature has more of a treat than a trick in store for our Halloween forecast on Monday. Expect partly sunny conditions, light winds and highs in the low 50s in the Twin Cities, upper 40s across the north.

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