We’ve just set another significant weather record in Minnesota.
The light snow (0.7”) in the Twin Cities this morning pushes the October monthly snowfall total into record territory as the snowiest October on record in the Twin Cities. The 8.9” of snow recorded so far this month sets a new record for the snowiest October on record in the Twin Cities.
The previous record occurred the year of the biggest single snowstorm in Twin Cities history, the Halloween Mega-storm in 1991. 8.2 inches of a storm total of 28.4 inches fell before midnight on Oct. 31 that year.
Some of you may be happy this eclipses at least one of the records established during the Halloween Mega-Storm of 1991. But that storm remains a weather singularity in Minnesota. It is still by far the biggest snowstorm in Twin Cities history. At 28.4 inches of snow, it surpasses the number 2 snow event by more than 7 inches.
It’s also considered one of the top 3 historical weather events of all-time in Minnesota.
So yes, meteorologists are still going to talk about the important historical context of the Halloween Mega-Storm as one of the most impactful weather events ever recorded in Minnesota.
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