Will Halloween Weather Be Spooktacular? (2018)image preview

Will Halloween Weather Be Spooktacular? (2018)

Halloween is almost here, so you might be wondering what’s in store weather-wise so your trick-or-treater can plan their costumes. Will your little ghouls and goblins need an umbrella or should they bundle up like a mummy? See what we’re predicting for Halloween weather for the US and Canada.

Here’s what the Farmers’ Almanac’s long-range outlook is predicting for your area for Wednesday, October 31st:


Zone 1 – Northeast & New England
Includes New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C.
Unseasonably chilly Halloween weather.

Zone 2 – Great Lakes, Ohio Valley & Midwest
Includes Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin
Cold, dry in time for trick-or-treating.

Zone 3 – Southeast U.S.
Includes Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, West Virginia, Virginia
An unseasonably chilly spell of weather arrives in time for Halloween.

Zone 4 – North Central U.S.
Includes Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana
Fair, then stormy weather shifts eastward with snow in the Rockies, over the Plains States.

Zone 5 –  South Central U.S.
Includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico
Light snow predicted from the southern Rockies to Texas for trick-or-treaters.

Zone 6 –  Northwest U.S.
Includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho
Uh oh! Stormy for Washington, Oregon; hold on to your umbrella for Halloween. Maybe the Morton Salt Girl might be a good costume?

Zone 7 – Southwest U.S.
Includes California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona
Fair skies, then turning unsettled for Halloween.

Halloween has had some scary weather events over the years. Here are a few of the most memorable…


Zone 1 – Newfoundland, Labrador
Showers spread in from the West for Halloween.

Zone 2 – Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec
Cold and dry for Halloween. Bundle up, ghouls and goblins!

Zone 3 – Ontario
Cold and dry for trick-or-treaters.

Zone 4 – Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
Stormy weather shifts eastward with snow in the Rockies and over the Prairies. Trick-or-treaters should bundle up!

Zone 5 – British Columbia
Stormy weather for Halloween.

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