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Fall Weather Pattern Arrives

Rain and much cooler temperatures behind a cold front will bring a feeling of fall to the east coast today. In addition, an active fall storm pattern developing in the Pacific Northwest this week will bring areas of heavy rains, and very high elevations could receive heavy snow. Wetting rains to the valley floors will spread south Thu and Fri into northern California,where active fires continue. Read More >

 

   Halloween Weather In the Northland

 

 

How can anyone forget the Halloween of 1991?

To refresh your memory, during the height or trick-or-treating, the storm started out as rain, then changed to freezing rain, and before the trick-or-treating was over, it was snowing- HARD!

It continued to snow for two more days, with final total of 36.5 inches at the Duluth Airport and 35 inches in Superior. A large area of more that 20 inches of snow covered northwest Wisconsin from Bayfield to River Falls and nearly the eastern half of Minnesota. At times the snow fell at a rate of two inches per hour and was accompanied by thunder and lightning.

Read more and  view maps of the 1991 Halloween Blizzard from the NWS Duluth here.

 

 

  

What about the rest of the Halloweens in the Northland?

We wondered that, too and below is what we found:

 

Halloween Weather Data 

 

October 31st

Duluth, MN

I'Falls, MN

Spooner, WI

Park Falls, WI

Normal High Temp.

44F

43F

49F

47F

Record High Temp.

74F/1950

71F/1999

78F/1950 

65F/2008

Normal Low Temp.

30F

26F

31F

29F

Record Low Temp.

 8F/1878

9F/1996 

11F/1908

11F/1996 

Normal Precipitation

.07"

.05"

.07"

.09"

Record Precipitation

1.09"/1929

2.33"/1979

 1.64"/1900

0.37"/1997

Normal Snowfall

0.2"

0.2"

0.1"

Record Snowfall

4.2"/1991

1.6"/1996

4.1"/1989

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