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Will this Halloween Be Sweet or Scary?

Will this Halloween Be Sweet or Scary?

By the time Halloween rolls around, fall is in full swing. Depending on where you live, the leaves have probably mostly fallen from the trees, the first frost has arrived, and the cold and wet of late autumn have made themselves known. So, what’s in store for the coming Halloween? Will the weather be a treat or is Mother Nature planning to scare up a frightful storm? Can you get away with that gauzy fairy princess costume, or should you bundle up and do your best impression of an abominable snowman?

Here’s what the current edition of the Farmers’ Almanac predicts for the closing days of October:

United States

Northeast
Fair, then showers.

Midwest/Great Lakes
Fair, then showers Michigan, Ohio.

Southeast
Fair.

North Central
Wet Rockies, Plains, then fair.

South Central
Wet, then clearing.

Northwest
Unsettled; showers for Washington and Oregon.

Southwest
Unsettled, showery.

Canada

Newfoundland, Labrador
Showers, then colder, drier weather.

Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec
Fair, then rain, possibly mixed with wet snow for Quebec, then clearing and cold temperatures.

Ontario
Fair, then rain, possibly mixed with some wet snow, then clearing and cold.

Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
Wet, then slow clearing.

British Columbia
Unsettled and showery weather.

Want more? Be sure to check out the Farmers’ Almanac’s long-range forecast for your region.

11 comments

1 DEANA { 10.19.11 at 9:04 am }

Here in Wetaskiwin Alberta enjoying the warm fall, although it’s very dry, but great for the farmers to get there harvest in. Have had very little rain since July 19. Hopefully the end of Oct brings us some much needed moisture.

2 George in Boston { 10.21.10 at 3:42 pm }

Here in Boston we stay in the bars and don’t care about the weather. It will be cold and then later it will warm up! Anti-freeze the American way!

3 frances { 10.21.10 at 5:56 am }

In the big apple (new York) we will have rain and cool temps.

4 Noemi/Lina { 10.20.10 at 10:05 pm }

Alice, TX. Well here we are enjoying really pleasant weather. Just a little cool in the mornings but by 8:OO am its already in the 70 tees . Later we enjoying cool 98 degrees plus. So its really sweet here right now. We don’ even need long sleeves or sweats.

5 hotrod4087 { 10.20.10 at 9:30 pm }

sorry i forgot to say where i’m located Wytheville, Va !!

6 hotrod4087 { 10.20.10 at 9:28 pm }

leaves are at peak now, been a very hot and dry summer, got about .50″ last night, wish we had got more , but grateful for that !!

7 Bob { 10.20.10 at 9:19 pm }

Riverside, CA area is getting over the light rain we have had on and off for the last three days. What a nice change in the weather. We heard on the news that Big Bear may have gotten a few flakes of snow yesterday. We hear sun shine tomorrow. It’s 63 right now 6:17pm 10/20/10

8 beemer { 10.20.10 at 2:54 pm }

It’s BEAUTIFUL here in Central Florida. Drove all over yesterday with the convertible top down and wound up with suntan lines. It’s cool, around 60 in the mornings and evenings and around 85 in the afternoon. Perfect!

9 Mary { 10.20.10 at 2:49 pm }

Beautiful, dry, sunny and 70 degrees in Las Cruces, NM. Perfect weather!

10 bsqriver { 10.20.10 at 1:31 pm }

Waiting on a shower here in north central texas. Besides being dry, the weather is great.

11 hgreenbank { 10.20.10 at 9:46 am }

Here in Lake City, CO (SanJuan Mountains)
we’re waiting for the first snow of October
below 9,000 feet. Mornings are cold (in the 20s),
but afternoons have been sunny and mild.

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