Will Pennsylvania Get Snow on Halloween?
Halloween is upon us, and I truly love this time of year. I think the fall is a general favorite time of year, as many of my friends and family say autumn is their favorite season. Halloween is almost here. If you’re going to be involved with trick-or-treating at all, you’re going to want to know about the weather. So, what’s the weather going to be like for Halloween in Pennsylvania? Moreover, will Pennsylvania get snow on Halloween?
Brian Brettschneider, an Alaska-based climatologist, has put together a map looking at the historical probability of getting snow on Halloween. To count as snow, there has to be a minimum of 1 inch of snow on the ground on the morning of Oct. 31 or falling snow must accumulate to at least 0.1 inches on Halloween during the day. Also, he based the map on historical weather data averaged over many years. According to this general map, the highest chance of seeing snow on Halloween happens in the higher elevations of the northern and central Rockies, with anywhere from a 25% to 50% chance of the white stuff. Moreover, areas of the Washington and Oregon Cascades, northern Plains, northern Minnesota and the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan also have 10% to 25% odds of getting snow on Christmas.
Here’s the official prediction, though. For Pennsylvania, according to Weather.com, we’re kind of going to luck out. While much of the Midwest is going to be colder than average, Philadelphia is expected to have a high of 54 on Halloween. The low will be 38, so that’s still pretty cold, though. However, with sunshine, there is very little chance of snow on Halloween in Philly. Pittsburgh is a bit cooler, though, with a high of 49 and low of 29, but still no snow. If you go very north in Pennsylvania, though, you’re looking at a rain and snow mix.