Halloween 2012 warmer than past spine-chilling years




Posted on October 31, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 31 at 6:46 PM

Mother Nature can make or break Halloween.

In the past 10 years, Spokane has seen some extremes on this haunted holiday: frigid temps to soggy skies and comfortable conditions.

In 2002, Halloween night was no trick and for many it wasn’t much of a treat either.

Bitter cold temperatures spooked the Inland Northwest.

It dipped down to 7-degrees, which set the record for the coldest overnight low on October 31.

The average high temperature in Spokane on October 31st is 50-degrees; the typical overnight low is 34-degrees.

In 2006, trick-or-treaters layered up as temps only climbed to 37-degrees that day.

In 2008, it was comfortable at 58-degrees with just a few drops of rain.

So far Halloween 2012, could be the mildest in recent years. That means there could be more ghosts and goblins roaming the streets, hoping for more treats than tricks.