Minnesota hit by largest early-season snowstorm in state history

by Joel Abbott · Oct 21st, 2020 10:52 am

Last Updated Oct 22nd, 2020 at 4:50 pm

Minnesota had record-setting snowfall Tuesday, with up to 9 inches of snow reported across the state.

The storm knocked out power to more than 33,000 residents and led to more than 1,100 auto accidents and spinouts.

The previous record for early-season snowfall was on October 31, 1991, when trick-or-treaters were forced to brave a blizzard that dropped 8 inches of snow in one day and more than 3 feet over the course of the storm in Duluth.

Meteorologists say the average temperature for Minnesota this time of year is in the low 50s. Another round of snow is expected Thursday in northern Minnesota, with temperatures in the 30s throughout the rest of the week.


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