Will Michigan 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 Michigan? Moreover, will Michigan 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 Michigan, according to Weather.com, it’s going to be very cold. On Oct. 31, most of lower Michigan is expected to see a high of only 38 and low of 26. That would be cold enough for snow, but right now, there’s only a 10-15% chance of precipitation that day. It gets colder the more north you go, of course. Traverse City and Manistee are looking at a mix of snow and rain on Halloween. So, get ready to bundle up on Halloween, but the chance of seeing real snow isn’t too likely.