Coldest Halloween Anticipated in 15 Years
The grasp of Old Man Winter remains relentless this early in the season when many tree leaves have yet to fall which is just bearing additional weight to the already heavy and wet snow that fell last Friday. Snow showers have been on and off this afternoon but more consistent in parts of Northwest Wisconsin along the South Shore. Winter Weather Advisories have been issued until tomorrow morning from Douglas to Gogebic County for several inches of snow in the higher elevations away from the immediate shoreline.
With cold air wrapping around this storm system, temperatures tomorrow will struggle to reach above the freezing mark. The high temperature forecast i am going with is 31 degrees. If this pans out to be the case, this will be the coldest Halloween in 15 years. It was back in 2002 when the high temperature for Duluth was also 31 degrees. Temperatures in the evening will drop into the 20s just in time for Trick-or-Treaters. That means it is time to dress the kiddos up with layers.
After tomorrows chilly air, another storm will arrive and bring several inches of snow with perhaps some enhancement along the North Shore in the higher elevations with a southwest flow drawing some lake moisture and adding some lift from orographic forcing.
Snowfall totals are looking like a widespread 1 to 3 inches with perhaps 3 to 6 inches in the higher elevations along the North Shore line. Some adjustments of the forecast are likely so stay with us for the latest forecast.
-Chief Meteorologist Gino Recchia