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Not ready for winter, or the warmth of Halloween snow

Posted at 6:26 AM on October 31, 2011 by Molly Bloom
Filed under: Climate, History, Weather


Local DJ, musician and artist Danny Sigelman responded to our call for photos of the 1991 Halloween storm with this memorable shot. Remember, it got up into the 60s just two days before the storm, so Minnesotans weren't in a winter mindset yet.

Danny explains, "I am on the right, my brother Jon Sigelman is on the left. It was taken in Golden Valley in our driveway. I would have been a senior at Hopkins High School at the time, Jon is a couple years younger. I think our Mom must've asked us to shovel the driveway and we thought we'd have some fun and get down to our skivvies. It was one of those fresh snows that doesn't exactly feel very cold at first. There's a certain warmth to fresh powder and we thought it'd be a cool picture and something to remember. Hard to believe that was 20 years ago now."

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Paul Tosto writes the Big Story Blog for MPR News. He joined the newsroom in 2008 after more than 20 years reporting on education, politics and the economy for news wires and newspapers across the country.

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