Heading Towards Halloween

The weather continues to be beautiful across the region on this Monday. All trick-or-treaters care about is, what’s Wednesday nights forecast?????

Well, it’s looking good, just a bit cooler. A cold front will sweep through the area on Wednesday afternoon, bringing in a quick shot of cool air and breezy north winds.

Here’s a look at some highlights of weather we’ve seen around the state on Halloween, courtesy of The Oklahoma Climatological Survey.

Overall, only about one out of five years has recorded significant precipitation during Halloween.The wettest year at many places across the state was 1998, although Durant, which holds the state record for the wettest Halloween with 5.35 inches, set its record in 1974.

Typical temperatures for October 31 are the upper-60s to low-70s for daytime highs and mid- to upper-40s for nighttime lows. The warmest Halloween temperature on record was 90 degrees, set at Durant and Ardmore in 1934. Most places in Oklahoma, however, set their records in 1950, when upper 80s were commonplace across the state. The coolest temperature on record for Halloween is 15 degrees, set at Goodwell in 1991 and at Clinton and Ponca City in 1993. Teens were common across the state in 1993, which set the mark as the coldest Halloween at many locations statewide.

Young trick-or-treaters need jackets about half of the time across most of the state, but those in the northwestern parts could use a jacket almost every year. There even has been a bit of snow during some Halloweens. The heaviest snowfall was in 1991, when Woodward recorded two inches and Goodwell reported 0.4 inch. A trace of snow was reported during other years at Enid, Clinton, Oklahoma City, and Ponca City.

Rusty

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