Friday, October 31, 2008

Ideal conditions for Halloween

It won't be quite as mild as yesterday's 17-20C weather, but conditions will still be ideal for trick or treaters this evening as a ridge of high pressure moves across southern MB today. Mainly clear skies are expected this evening with light winds and seasonable temperatures. After an afternoon high of +7C today, look for 6 pm temperatures around +4C dropping to +1C by 9 pm.  Best of all, there will be no snow or mud to track through as conditions have been dry for several days now.  Last year, after some rain and wet snow in the afternoon, conditions cleared for the evening with temperatures of +2C at 6 pm falling to -4C by 9 pm.  Two years ago, kids had to track through 10 cm of snow on the ground after a snowstorm on Oct 30th dumped 12 cm of snow in Winnipeg.  

Some Halloween weather highlights for Winnipeg since 1953..

Warmest Halloween…. 1999 - 6 pm temp: 15C
Coldest Halloween….1996 - 6 pm temp: -9C
Wettest Halloween… 2000 - 11.6 mm rain
Whitest Halloween.. 1971 - 18 cm snow on ground  
"Scariest" Halloween.. 1979
Rain changing to wet snow, Temp +1C, winds N 48 km/h 


  1. Even if that storm does not develop next week it looks like the trend will be for much colder temperature next week!!

    I really do hope for a some sort of snow soon!
    I want a SNOWSTORM!!!!!

  2. Weather network is showing snow for everyday in the long range starting the 10th of November