Halloween is a time to dress up and get as much candy as you can.
But Mother Nature sometimes dresses up as terrifying weather events and canceling Halloween!
Weather can be scary. And it’s even scarier on Halloween.
I’m meteorologist Jason Meyers.
And here are five frightful Halloween storms.
The 1991 Halloween Blizzard dropped feet of snow across portions of Minnesota, beginning on Halloween.
Snow in October is pretty rare for the Land of 10,000 Lakes, but since those northerners are no strangers to snow, kids just layered up and still trick-or-treated.
The same year on the East Coast, there was the The Perfect Storm – yeah, the one where they made a movie with George Clooney.
The nor’easter merged with remnants of Hurricane Grace and caused 13 deaths and $200 million in damages.
The Halloween Solar Storm were some of the most powerful solar storms ever recorded. They caused aircrafts to be rerouted, disrupted satellites, and a power outage in Sweden for an hour.
The resulting Northern lights were reported to be seen as far south as Florida!
Snowtober – also known as the 2011 Nor’easter – dropped record breaking snowfall from West Virginia to Maine.
All the leaves were still on the trees, and that, plus the weight of the snow caused trees to break and fall – sometimes on power lines.
People were left without electricity, and trick-or-treaters had to wait a few extra days.
The severe weather outbreak of 2013 did a number on many communities from Missouri to Pennsylvania.
Thunderstorms causing wind damage and spawning tornadoes forced a lot of kids to move trick or treating plans to the next day.
The moral of this Halloween tale? Don’t mess with Mother Nature! She wears a lot of costumes, and most of them are terrifying.
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