Halloween Weather History for Springfield

  • Normal High & Low Temperature Oct 31:  60 & 40 degrees 
  • Warmest Halloween Day:  86 degrees in 1950
  • Coldest Halloween Morning:  22 degrees in 1925
  • Coldest Halloween Daytime High Temperature:  38 in 1951
  • Warmest Halloween Nighttime Low Temperature:  65 degrees in 1974
  • Wettest Halloween:  1.42 inches in 1994 (Daily average precipitation 0.10 inches) 
  • Snowiest Halloween:  Trace of snow in 1917, 1951 & 1993 
  • Whitest Halloween:  Trace of snow on the ground in 1925 & 1993
  • Frequency of Rainfall on Halloween:  41 of 132 years (31%) measured precipitation
  • Frequency of Warm & Cold Halloweens:  24 of 132 years (18%) low 32F or colder
    27 of 132 years (20%) high 70F or warmer
  • Sunrise 7:27 AM  Sunset 5:57 PM CDT

Halloween also known as All Hallows' Eve, a yearly celebration observed on October 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows or All Saints.  It was originally influenced by western European harvest festivals and festivals of the dead with possible pagan roots, particularly the Celtic Samhain.  Typical festival Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o'lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted houses, playing pranks, telling scary stories and watching horror films.

Specific weather data follows.  These were measured in downtown Springfield from 1879 to 1947, 
and at Capital Airport from 1948 to the present. 

Year High Temp Low Temp Precip Snow Snow Depth
1879 45  29 0.00 0.0 0
1880 54 33 0.00 0.0 0
1881 55 45 0.00 0.0 0
1882 68 54 0.29 0.0 0
1883 52 38 0.00 0.0 0
1884 60 45 0.00 0.0 0
1885 55 43 0.59 0.0 0
1886 69 40 0.00 0.0 0
1887 62 28 0.00 0.0 0
1888 77 51 0.00 0.0 0
1889 49 42 0.11 0.0 0
1890 46 23 0.00 0.0 0
1891 59 48 Trace 0.0 0
1892 53 44 0.71 0.0 0
1893 67 40 0.00 0.0 0
1894 50 36 0.04 0.0 0
1895 49 37 0.00 0.0 0
1896 59 38 0.00 0.0 0
1897 59 51 0.08 0.0 0
1898 50 35 0.00 0.0 0
1899 62 39 0.00 0.0 0
1900 75 61 0.25 0.0 0
1901 67 57 0.06 0.0 0
1902 69 48 0.00 0.0 0
1903 71 49 Trace 0.0 0
1904 69 36 0.00 0.0 0
1905 44 37 Trace 0.0 0
1906 46 26 0.00 0.0 0
1907 60 47 0.00 0.0 0
1908 50 29 0.00 0.0 0
1909 76 51 0.08 0.0 0
1910 66 41 0.00 0.0 0
1911 48 35 0.00 0.0 0
1912 48 38 1.33 0.0 0
1913 39 25 0.00 0.0 0
1914 70 42 0.00 0.0 0
1915 80 51 0.00 0.0 0
1916 59 45 0.00 0.0 0
1917 39 33 Trace Trace 0
1918 45 35 Trace 0.0 0
1919 70 49 0.75 0.0 0
1920 65 43 0.00 0.0 0
1921 60 46 0.00 0.0 0
1922 77 57 0.13 0.0 0
1923 47 26 0.00 0.0 0
1924 67 48 0.24 0.0 0
1925 44 22 0.00 0.0 Trace
1926 55 32 0.00 0.0 0
1927 67 58 0.09 0.0 0
1928 55 33 0.00 0.0 0
1929 66 50 0.28 0.0 0
1930 41 25 0.00 0.0 0
1931 51 42 Trace 0.0 0
1932 46 39 0.11 0.0 0
1933 81 57 0.00 0.0 0
1934 60 40 Trace 0.0 0
1935 81 43 0.55 0.0 0
1936 60 45 0.07 0.0 0
1937 67 43 0.00 0.0 0
1938 70 41 0.00 0.0 0
1939 51 30 0.00 0.0 0
1940 67 45 0.06 0.0 0
1941 62 47 0.76 0.0 0
1942 54 42 0.00 0.0 0
1943 66 55 0.40 0.0 0
1944 81 53 0.00 0.0 0
1945 64 42 Trace 0.0 0
1946 54 50 0.64 0.0 0
1947 54 52 0.50 0.0 0
1948 66 50 0.01 0.0 0
1949 42 27 0.00 0.0 0
1950 86 61 0.00 0.0 0
1951 38 33 Trace Trace 0
1952 70 45 0.00 0.0 0
1953 68 45 0.00 0.0 0
1954 41 29 0.00 0.0 0
1955 61 32 0.00 0.0 0
1956 70 49 0.00 0.0 0
1957 61 31 0.00 0.0 0
1958 65 32 0.00 0.0 0
1959 58 49 Trace 0.0 0
1960 64 41 0.56 0.0 0
1961 59 48 0.00 0.0 0
1962 52 35 0.00 0.0 0
1963 60 45 0.03 0.0 0
1964 68 37 0.00 0.0 0
1965 64 38 0.00 0.0 0
1966 60 42 0.00 0.0 0
1967 57 51 0.22 0.0 0
1968 83 49 0.00 0.0 0
1969 55 44 0.19 0.0 0
1970 50 33 Trace 0.0 0
1971 60 38 0.00 0.0 0
1972 51 46 0.26 0.0 0
1973 54 44 0.73 0.0 0
1974 78 65 0.00 0.0 0
1975 64 42 0.00 0.0 0
1976 53 31 0.00 0.0 0
1977 67 53 0.22 0.0 0
1978 72 39 0.00 0.0 0
1979 71 48 0.12 0.0 0
1980 64 32 0.00 0.0 0
1981 72 56 0.00 0.0 0
1982 71 59 0.13 0.0 0
1983 64 50 0.00 0.0 0
1984 70 50 0.49 0.0 0
1985 59 46 0.78 0.0 0
1986 69 43 0.00 0.0 0
1987 75 49 Trace 0.0 0
1988 56 29 0.00 0.0 0
1989 50 35 0.00 0.0 0
1990 76 50 0.00 0.0 0
1991 57 38 0.05 0.0 0
1992 53 47 0.70 0.0 0
1993 39 26 Trace Trace Trace
1994 52 37 1.42 0.0 0
1995 61 46 0.35 0.0 0
1996 50 27 0.00 0.0 0
1997 69 53 0.00 0.0 0
1998 59 46 Trace 0.0 0
1999 76 55 0.00 0.0 0
2000 73 50 0.01 0.0 0
2001 67 49 0.00 0.0 0
2002 47 33 Trace 0.0 0
2003 67 47 0.00 0.0 0
2004 67 40 Trace 0.0 0
2005 57 48 0.82 0.0 0
2006 62 31 0.00 0.0 0
2007 65 40 0.00 0.0 0
2008 74 47 0.00 0.0 0
2009 53 33 0.00 0.0 0
2010 57 38 0.00 0.0 0
2011 56 32 0.00 0.0 0
2012 53 31 0.00 0.0 0
2013 65 46 1.10 0.0 0
2014 47 32 T 0.0 0

Springfield Halloween High Temperature Statistics

Springfield Halloween Low Temperature Statistics

Springfield Halloween Precipitation Statistics

High Temperatures on Halloween...
Highs 30-39F.... 4 days (3%)
Highs 40-49F... 17 days (13%)
Highs 50-59F... 41 days (31%)
Highs 60-69F... 47 days (36%)
Highs 70-79F... 21 days (16%)
Highs 80-89F.... 6 days (4.5%)





Low Temperatures on Halloween...

Lows 20-29F... 14 days (11%)
Lows 30-39F... 39 days (30%)
Lows 40-49F... 55 days (42%)
Lows 50-59F... 25 days (19%)
Lows 60-69F... 3 days (2.3%)











Precipitation on Halloween...
Dry............... 77 days (58%)
Trace............. 17 days (13%)
0.01-0.10 inches...11 days (8.3%)
0.11-0.25 inches...10 days (7.6%)
0.26-0.50 inches... 7 days (5.3%)
0.51-0.75 inches... 8 days (6.1%)
0.76-1.00 inches... 3 days (2.3%)
1.01-1.25 inches... 1 days (0.8%)
1.26-1.50 inches... 2 days (1.5%)
1.51+ inches....... 0 days (0%)


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