Daily Archives: October 31, 2011
What is typical Halloween weather?
We tend to remember those Halloweens with bad weather. Slogging through rain or snow in costumes with trick-or-treat bags is tough. But according to Dr. Ed Hopkins of the Wisconsin State Climatology Office, in the last 30 years (1981-2010), Madison has had only 10 Halloween days when measurable precipitation (0.01 inches or greater) fell, which translates to a probability of 33 percent that rain falls on that date. Halloween 1985 was memorable in Madison for its 1.05 inches of rain. The most precipitation for Oct. 31 was 1.21 inches in 1960. Continue reading