Climate Statistics for Halloween

Not only has there been some treats on Halloween in terms of weather, there have been some nasty tricks as well.  Recall just 21 years ago in 1991, the northern Plains Halloween blizzard made parkas, stocking caps, and gloves the most popular costumes of the day.  Here is evidence of the tremendous variability we've seen over the years on Halloween!

 

Sioux Falls              
                     
Coldest Minimum Temp.     Warmest Maximum Temp.

Year

Date

Max

Min

Precip

 

Year

Date

Max

Min

Precip

1949

10/31

57

13

0

 

1950

10/31

77

40

0

1993

10/31

43

13

0

 

1990

10/31

76

33

0

1913

10/31

42

15

0

 

1933

10/31

74

55

0

1917

10/31

38

15

T

 

1904

10/31

73

38

0

2002

10/31

26

15

0

 

1999

10/31

72

31

0

2006

10/31

35

16

0

 

1938

10/31

71

51

0

1996

10/31

34

16

0

 

1944

10/31

71

43

0

1930

10/31

42

17

0

 

1915

10/31

70

39

0

1967

10/31

59

18

0

 

1968

10/31

70

33

0

1954

10/31

48

19

0.02

 

 

 

 

 

 

1989

10/31

52

19

0

 

 

 

 

 

 
                     
Warmest Minimum Temp.   Coldest Maximum Temp.  

Year

 Date

Max

Min

Precip

 

Year

Date

Max

Min

Precip

1936

10/31

69

56

0

 

1991

10/31

26

20

0.81

1964

10/31

68

56

T

 

2002

10/31

26

15

0

1933

10/31

74

55

0

 

1935

10/31

33

21

T

1938

10/31

71

51

0

 

1995

10/31

33

31

0.34

1974

10/31

64

50

0

 

1896

10/31

34

28

0

1947

10/31

50

48

0.48

 

1996

10/31

34

16

0

2001

10/31

68

48

0

 

2006

10/31

35

16

0

1983

10/31

55

47

T

 

1918

10/31

36

27

0

1910

10/31

69

44

0

 

1929

10/31

36

34

1.10

1975

10/31

67

44

0

 

1941

10/31

36

20

0

                     
Wettest         Snowiest      

Year

Date

Max

Min

Precip

 

Year

Date

Max

Min

Snowfall

1929

10/31

36

34

1.10

 

1991

10/31

26

20

8.8

1991

10/31

26

20

0.81

 

1995

10/31

33

31

3.5

1920

10/31

50

32

0.70

 

1920

10/31

50

32

3.0

1992

10/31

43

40

0.52

 

1951

10/31

37

20

0.1

1979

10/31

50

35

0.51

 

 

 

 

 

 

1943

10/31

37

32

0.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

1947

10/31

50

48

0.48

 

 

 

 

 

 

1902

10/31

59

42

0.47

 

 

 

 

 

 

1995

10/31

33

31

0.34

 

 

       
                     
Sioux City              
                     
Coldest Minimum Temp.     Warmest Maximum Temp.

Year

Date

Max

Min

Precip

 

Year

Date

Max

Min

Precip

1993

10/31

43

12

0

 

1944

10/31

81

39

0

2006

10/31

38

13

0

 

1950

10/31

80

47

0

1913

10/31

42

13

0

 

1968

10/31

79

46

0

1930

10/31

48

17

0

 

1933

10/31

78

57

0

1949

10/31

54

17

0

 

1990

10/31

78

35

0

2002

10/31

29

18

0

 

1964

10/31

75

57

T

1996

10/31

34

18

0

 

1914

10/31

74

50

0

1917

10/31

42

19

0

 

1952

10/31

74

36

0

1935

10/31

33

21

0.07

 

1893

10/31

73

52

0

1923

10/31

44

22

0

 

 

 

 

 

 
                     
Warmest Minimum Temp.   Coldest Maximum Temp.  

Year

 Date

Max

Min

Precip

 

Year

Date

Max

Min

Precip

1933

10/31

78

57

0

 

1991

10/31

28

23

0.57

1964

10/31

75

57

T

 

2002

10/31

29

18

0

1902

10/31

59

52

0.39

 

1935

10/31

33

21

0.07

1893

10/31

73

52

0

 

1996

10/31

34

18

0

1974

10/31

63

52

T

 

1995

10/31

36

32

0.06

2001

10/31

70

51

0

 

1918

10/31

37

30

0

1914

10/31

74

50

0

 

1941

10/31

37

31

0.28

1938

10/31

72

50

0

 

1951

10/31

38

25

0

1907

10/31

54

49

0.30

 

2006

10/31

38

13

0

1983

10/31

55

49

T

 

 

 

     
                     
Wettest         Snowiest (SINCE 1948)  

Year

Date

Max

Min

Precip

 

Year

Date

Max

Min

Snowfall

1892

10/31

49

43

1.18

 

1991

10/31

28

23

8.8

1920

10/31

46

36

0.92

 

1995

10/31

36

32

0.2

1922

10/31

49

46

0.59

 

1966

10/31

53

35

T

1928

10/31

42

34

0.58

 

1970

10/31

43

35

T

1991

10/31

28

23

0.57

 

 

 

 

 

 

1936

10/31

70

45

0.55

 

 

 

 

 

 

1929

10/31

39

32

0.41

 

 

 

 

 

 

1902

10/31

59

52

0.39

 

 

 

 

 

 

1907

10/31

54

49

0.30

 

 

 

 

   
                     
Huron                  
                     
Coldest Minimum Temp.     Warmest Maximum Temp.

Year

Date

Max

Min

Precip

 

Year

Date

Max

Min

Precip

2002

10/31

27

8

0

 

1933

10/31

80

56

0

1935

10/31

24

12

0.06

 

1990

10/31

79

37

0

2006

10/31

35

13

0

 

1999

10/31

76

33

0

1895

10/31

39

14

0

 

1944

10/31

74

32

0

1913

10/31

46

14

0

 

1890

10/31

73

22

0

1930

10/31

48

15

0

 

1904

10/31

73

33

0

1991

10/31

27

15

0

 

1914

10/31

73

38

0

1993

10/31

48

15

0

 

1950

10/31

73

38

0

1896

10/31

31

16

0.02

 

1964

10/31

73

41

T

1917

10/31

45

17

0

 

1893

10/31

72

33

0

1949

10/31

63

17

0

 

2001

10/31

72

47

0

1996

10/31

35

17

0

 

 

 

 

 

 
                     
Warmest Minimum Temp.   Coldest Maximum Temp.  

Year

 Date

Max

Min

Precip

 

Year

Date

Max

Min

Precip

1933

10/31

80

56

0

 

1935

10/31

24

12

0.06

1938

10/31

70

50

0

 

1991

10/31

27

15

0

1886

10/31

61

49

T

 

2002

10/31

27

8

0

2001

10/31

72

47

0

 

1896

10/31

31

16

0.02

1974

10/31

63

45

0.01

 

1919

10/31

32

19

0

1947

10/31

49

44

0.15

 

1929

10/31

33

27

0.39

1983

10/31

63

44

0

 

1972

10/31

33

30

T

1902

10/31

57

43

0.04

 

1918

10/31

34

24

0

1998

10/31

51

42

T

 

1943

10/31

34

32

0.29

 

 

 

 

 

 

1951

10/31

34

18

T

 

 

 

 

 

 

1995

10/31

34

32

0.16

                     
Wettest         Snowiest      

Year

Date

Max

Min

Precip

 

Year

Date

Max

Min

Snowfall

2000

10/31

68

37

0.91

 

1943

10/31

34

32

2.5

1979

10/31

39

35

0.85

 

1929

10/31

33

27

2.0

1929

10/31

33

27

0.39

 

1995

10/31

34

32

1.6

1969

10/31

39

36

0.36

 

1979

10/31

39

35

1.5

1992

10/31

45

39

0.36

 

1928

10/31

38

23

0.8

1943

10/31

34

32

0.29

 

1935

10/31

24

12

0.7

1889

10/31

40

33

0.20

 

1911

10/31

40

19

0.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

1920

10/31

40

27

0.6



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