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Weather Talk: Unpredictable Halloween

Halloween weather, like on any other day in our region, is quite variable year-to-year. Halloween weather is especially variable because it comes at such a transitional part of the year. The average temperature drops sixteen degrees during Octobe...

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Halloween weather, like on any other day in our region, is quite variable year-to-year. Halloween weather is especially variable because it comes at such a transitional part of the year. The average temperature drops sixteen degrees during October and another twenty degrees during November. Therefore, a spell of above or below average weather around Halloween can bring some drastic differences. The average high is 46 and the average low is 27. The average temperature at early evening trick-or-treat time is around 35 to 40. Halloween high temperatures have ranged from 23 in 1935 to 76 in 1933. Lows have varied from 50 in 2000 to 5 in 1951. Snow has been on the ground about once every ten to fifteen years. The greatest depth was 5 inches in 1951. Snow was on the ground most recently in 1995. Heavy Halloween rainfall is rare. The heaviest Halloween rainfall was 1.73” in 1979.  

 

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