Halloween Weather Forecast: Wicked Weather to Haunt The Holiday

Are You Prepared? Read Our Chilling Prediction to Find Out!

October 25, 2018
Jack O Lanterns

This Halloween, along with costumes and candy, don’t forget your coat or rain jacket! See what the Old Farmer’s Almanac long-range weather forecasts are predicting for your area on October 31.

According to our forecasts, by Halloween, most parts of the U.S. should be feeling very fall-like, with cooler temps and more precipitation having settled in since the end of summer. October 31 is practically the heart of autumn and is a time when many places start seeing evenings cool down even more quickly than the Sun is starting to set. 

Put Your Ghouls in Galoshes and Winterize Your Werewolves

On Halloween, ghouls and goblins might need galoshes if they’re trick-or-treating in southern Texas, Florida, the Deep South, the Pacific Northwest, or the northern part of the Pacific Southwest in places like San Francisco. A dark and stormy night is expected in all these areas, especially from southern Texas, through the Deep South and into Florida, where possible thunderstorms haunt the forecast.

Winterizing your werewolves (as well as ghosts, superheroes, vampires, and zombies!) will be a necessity in places where snow—flurries, showers, and/or storms—is in the Halloween forecast. This includes Alaska, the Lower Lakes, the Upper Midwest, and the Intermountain region from Spokane, Washington, in the north to Flagstaff, Arizona, in the south. Places like Pittsburgh, Louisville, and other parts of the Ohio Valley may see rain showers from earlier in the week shift to snow just in time for some frosty Halloween fun.

While it will be cold, clear skies are ahead for Las Vegas and Phoenix, as well as the Atlantic Corridor, including Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.

Canadians Like Candy, Too

Cold but clear, Toronto and the rest of Southern Ontario will offer the most seasonally pleasant Halloween weather in Canada. The rest of the country should be ready to slog through snow to enjoy frightful festivities, especially on the Prairies, including Edmonton, Calgary, and Winnipeg, which will have not only snow showers, but also very cold temperatures.

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

Or at least it will soon! Prepare for the season ahead by picking up your copy of The 2019 Old Farmer’s Almanac today.

Also be sure to check out our main Halloween page, as well as a list of our Best Halloween Treat and Dessert Recipes!


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Weather predictions in Kissimmee (central) Florida

I need to know which season to plant collards and kale. I’ve purchased the 2019 Almanac and a your gardening calendar but I’m not sure how to use them. I have two city planter boxes which I want to plant them in. Can you help me? Should I be waiting for Spring to plant them?
Also, do you have information dealing specifically on planting in planter boxes?

Kale & Collards

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Kale and collards are both cool-season crops, so in your area, you’ll want to plant them in mid-fall (late October to November) and mid-winter (late January to February). Planter boxes should work perfectly for them. We don’t have any articles specifically about planter boxes, but we do have one on raised bed gardens and another on container gardening in general. If those don’t answer your questions, please send us an email at AlmanacEditors@Yankeepub.com and we’d be happy to help you out!