For those who are too young to remember and/or didn’t live around here at the time, 20 years ago today our area experienced one of the craziest blizzards in history. The News Tribune Attic has a great retrospective, and you should check it out for photos and a timeline of local events.
The Halloween Megastorm was part of, or at least coincided with, what became known as The Perfect Storm, “a nor’easter that absorbed Hurricane Grace and ultimately evolved into a small hurricane late in its life cycle.”
What we experienced in Minnesota was a blizzard that lasted from October 31 – November 3, and dumped 36.9 inches of snow on Duluth. The entire city pretty much shut down for that period of time. Later that month, another blizzard cycled through the area, establishing our current record for the most snowfall in any month: a total of 50.1 inches.