Halloween can be a trick or a treat, and over the last few years, they have been mostly seasonable. There is one exception, last year highs were only in the 30s and lows in the 20s plus we even had a rain-snow mix.
The average high on October 31 is 57 with an average low of 37. On average, the daily precipitation since records started in the late 1800s is around a 10th of an inch.
We’ve also experienced some major extremes on Halloween, but it’s been quite some time since that last occurred.
The warmest Halloween in Omaha was in 1950 with a high of 83. The coldest one was 15 which occurred in 1993.
Halloween generally is not very wet. Over the past two decades, the amount of precipitation has been very low with only a trace of rain or snow recorded.
That does not mean that we haven’t had some wet Halloween forecasts, but it’s been a long time. You have to go back to 1920 when we recorded more than 2 inches of rain.
The snowiest Halloween also occurred decades ago in 1941 with 7.2 inches. The most recent year that we had more significant snow was in 1991 with 5.7 inches.
This year the forecast looks like a treat...it will be dry with highs in the upper 50s.
As the trick or treaters head out to collect candy, temperatures will range between the low 50s to upper 40s.