On This Date In Twin Cities History - October 31, 1991
On this date in 1991, the famous Halloween Blizzard began dumping 28.4 inches of snow on the Twin Cities area. This record early-season snowfall lasted until November 3rd. Statewide, about twenty deaths were attributed to the storm, and economic losses were estimated at $11.7 million. During the same time, a large weather system known as the ‘Perfect Storm’ developed over the Atlantic Ocean.
1991 Halloween Blizzard – Fremont Street in Minneapolis (Photo courtesy of Minneapolis Star Tribune)