Climatologist Recalls Halloween Blizzard Of 1991

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Monday marks the 20th anniversary of the famous Halloween Blizzard.

The snow started falling on Thursday, and didn’t stop for more than 65 hours.

Mark Seeley is a climatologist at the University of Minnesota.

“When all was said and done it was historic because it was so wide spread. You know, we had 28.5 in the Twin Cities. Right here on the St. Paul campus, 29.5 inches of snow. Duluth had three feet,” he said.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Susie Jones Reports

Seeley also said the rate of snow fall was astonishing, with three inches of snow falling in one hour at times, which is more like a Rocky Mountain snow, than a Minnesota variety.

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  • Brittney

    I’m tired of all those Halloween Blizzard Deniers who claim it never happened. I know it happened, because I’ve seen pictures. The pictures look snowy,

  • Linda

    We came to Minnesota end of Aug 1991. Yes, we were surprised at the blizzard that very Halloween. It was also EXTREMELY cold. -20 or something like that. Bob & Julie Clinton who have a daughter Sarah & tiny son Travis at the time were wonderful people in the same apartment complex we were moving into in Waite Park that helped us move a huge moving van FULL of furniture to the 2nd floor apartment. These were people we had never met. Definitely gives meaning to the phrase Minnesota nice!

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