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Halloween Weather History: More tricks than treats recently

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There's no secret about it, Halloween in Michigan is always a mixed bag. It falls in that awkward time frame where Mother Nature doesn't quite know what to do with herself in the state of Michigan.

We've seen years in the 70s, with an all-time record of 79° in Saginaw (1933). We have also seen years with snow, as recent as 2014 in Flint, Saginaw and Houghton Lake. The coldest high temperature on Halloween? That was 32 degrees in both Saginaw and Flint in 1917.

And if all of this talk of Halloween weather makes you think it's been awhile since we had a nice Halloween, you'd be correct. We haven't had a completely dry day for Halloween in Mid-Michigan since 2010.

For Saginaw, Flint, and Houghton Lake, the weather the last 5 years has been as follows:

  • 2015: Rain
  • 2014: Snow
  • 2013: Rain
  • 2012: Rain
  • 2011: Rain

So after fighting off the rain the last few years, what's in store for this year? Well for now, it looks like Halloween will be quite pleasant! But also keep in mind, we are still a few days away, so we'll keep refining your forecast as we get closer.

The conditions that we expect for now are partly sunny skies through the day, with partly to mostly cloudy skies through the evening hours. At the moment, we're not expecting any rain and temperatures will be in the lower 50s during the Trick-Or-Treat time frame, which is right around average.

Let's hope the forecast sticks and the kiddos, and of course parents too, have a safe and pleasant Halloween!

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