New Hope Weather Historian: This Year’s Halloween Warmest in 22 Years
New Hope weather observer Steve Reckers, who records data for the National Weather Service, says this year is the warmest Halloween in 22 years.
It will make for perfect trick-or-treating weather.
“This is as good as it can get,” said Reckers, who added there’s no wind to worry about.
If you are concerned about snow on Halloween, it’s pretty unusual. The Minnesota DNR has an article about Halloween Climatology. They say getting measurable snow on Halloween is “as rare as getting a full-size candy bar in your trick-or-treat bag.”
Reckers also says September and October have been the driest two-month span in his 60 years of recordkeeping.
“Unfortunately it’s the driest September-October that I’ve had in my records, going back to the mid-1950s,” said Reckers. “So it’s incredibly dry, which is unfortunate.”