We’ve got some spooky weather for Halloween! We’e got wind, we’ve got rain, we’ve even got a chance of snow! But, at least we’re not having a blizzard or icy conditions, like on Halloween 1991 and 1994!
Halloween 1991 brought blizzard conditions, with wind gusts 40-50 mph to parts of the Upper Midwest! By November 2nd, Duluth, Minnesota had received 37 inches of snow, while Minneapolis totaled 28 inches and International Falls was blanketed in 18 inches. Both Duluth and Minneapolis set new all-time records for single storm fall totals and ended up receiving nearly half their normal seasonal snowfall in just this one storm! This storm was later dubbed “The Great Halloween Mega Storm.”
Closer to home, here in Indiana, in 1994, wintry precipitation, American Eagle flight 4184 was preparing to land at O’Hare Airport in Chicago, when too much ice accumulated on the plane and it lost control, before crashing in Roselawn, Indiana, which is a little under 3 hours from Muncie and just over 10 minutes from the airport. Tragically, all 68 passengers on-board were killed in the crash.
We aren’t expecting a blizzard or ice for Halloween this year, but it will be cold and windy, so bundle up if you are going out trick-or-treating! Stay safe and have a Happy Halloween!
-Forecaster Maggie Warren