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Weather service hints at 'very cold' Halloween in Minnesota

Looks like kids might have to add layers beneath their Halloween costumes.

Halloween is still 10 days away so nothing is certain, but the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities tweeted Monday that as of now the trick-or-treating holiday "looks to be very cold and dry." 

Halloween weather in the Twin Cities and Minnesota can vary widely from year-to-year. The Halloween blizzard of 1991 is the biggest weather event on the day's history, but since 2000 the temps and precipitation have been pretty fair to Minnesotans, outside of a handful of chilly days. 

  • 2018: 54 degrees and dry
  • 2017: 35 degrees and dry
  • 2016: 58 degrees and a trace of rain
  • 2015: 51 degrees and 0.33 inches of rain
  • 2014: 40 degrees and dry
  • 2013: 50 degrees and a trace of rain
  • 2012: 52 degrees and dry
  • 2011: 50 degrees and dry
  • 2010: 49 degrees and dry
  • 2009: 44 degrees and 0.01 inches of rain
  • 2008: 62 degrees and dry
  • 2007: 62 degrees and a trace of rain
  • 2006: 36 degrees and dry
  • 2005: 50 degrees and a trace of rain
  • 2004: 44 degrees and a trace of rain
  • 2003: 40 degrees and dry
  • 2002: 34 degrees and dry
  • 2001: 61 degrees and dry
  • 2000: 71 degrees and dry

According to the Climate Journal from the Minnesota DNR, high temps in the metro are usually in the 40s and 50s on Oct. 31. The warmest ever was 83 degrees in 1950 and the coldest was a 26-degree day in 1873.

In terms of precipitation, it only happens about once every our years, the Climate Journal notes.

It's snowed on Halloween in the Twin Cities just twice since the '91 blizzard, with a half-inch of snow falling in 1995 and some flurries mixed with rain in 1996. 

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