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Halloween forecast: Cool but clear

Parents will want to bundle up those zombies, witches and pirates for trick-or-treating Friday evening, with temperatures forecast to be only in the 30s.

Parents will want to bundle up those zombies, witches and pirates for trick-or-treating Friday evening, with temperatures forecast to be only in the 30s.

The National Weather Service in Duluth is forecasting a high of only 37 degrees Friday afternoon in the Twin Ports area, which would put temperatures around the freezing mark at peak trick-or-treating time in early evening.
That’s a few degrees below normal and would be the coolest Halloween since 2009.
Skies are forecast to be sunny on Friday and clear through the evening, so rain and snow won’t be a problem. That wasn’t the case in 1991 when Duluth received 4.2 inches of snow on Oct. 31, on the way to a 36.9-inch, three-day total that is still well-remembered as the Halloween Blizzard.
The average Duluth Halloween sees a high of 44. The warmest ever in Duluth was 74 degrees in 1950, while the coldest low for Oct. 31 was 8 in 1878.
While some areas around Duluth still haven’t seen a killing freeze yet this fall, that should change Saturday morning. The Weather Service is forecasting lows near 20 degrees early Saturday, the coldest of the season so far.

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John Myers reports on the outdoors, natural resources and the environment for the Duluth News Tribune. You can reach him at jmyers@duluthnews.com.
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