Megastorm II Unlikely For Halloween 2011

By KBJR News 1

October 30, 2011 Updated Oct 30, 2011 at 10:34 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter)
They say dogs shouldn't eat chocolate but that doesn't keep them from sniffing the air for it.
That scent filled the air Sunday at Duluth's Glen Avon Church for the second annual Trunk or Treat.
Meteorologist Adam Clark and his wife Val decorated their 55 Buick as a beast and handed out candy.
Many religious groups shy away from Halloween but this one embraces it as a chance for fantasy for little ones and fellowship for big ones.

"To get to know our neighbors. To welcome kids in the neighborhood and to have lots of fun as a congregation at the same time." said Pastor Robyn Weaver.

Adam's dog Daisy had an easy time of it this year but 20 years ago, other dogs had Halloween much rougher.

This is the 20th anniversary of the Megastorm that ripped up Halloween 1991.
Former NewsCenter weathercaster Carol Hall took a break from giving candy to Glen Avon kids to reminisce.

"People say it was such a surprise storm. It really wasn't. It was predicted and I think we were prepared." said Carol Hall.

As prepared as you can be for 36 inches of snow.
20 years later, Hall can look back at her storm service as a badge of honor.

"Sleeping on the floor on the weather office for three nights. Other people were out playing and having a good time trick or treating in the snow but I was working very hard most of the time." said Hall.

This year, if these trunk or treaters head out Monday night to trick or treat, they'll have a much easier go of it than the kids of two decades ago.

"This Halloween is looking awesome. The clouds will clear and we're going to see sunshine and no snow with warmer temperatures as well." said meteorologist Adam Clark.

That should make it possible for these kids to keep their costumes on rather than having to bundle up in parkas which often happens at Halloween in the Northland.
In Duluth, Dave Anderson, the Northland's News Center.

Once Halloween passes, the next big Northland get together will be Minnesota Firearms Deer Season next weekend.
The forecast indicates the opener could be a rainy one rather than snowy.