Will Halloween 2020 Be A Trick or a Treat?

The days are getting shorter, the temperatures are getting cooler and kids everywhere are getting ready to become someone else.


What You Need To Know

  • Halloween Day 2020 Looks Dry
  • Halloweens in the past have been extreme
  • 1950 was a warm year
  • 2019 was a washout for Columbus

It’s almost Halloween! The weather on October 31st is just as important as that scary mask, costume or favorite candy. 

The ideal trick or-treat forecast would be dry skies, light winds and not-too-cool temperatures. 

I checked weather data from the National Weather Service, which keeps records for Ohio that date back to the late 1800s.

I wanted to see how “scary” the weather has been across Ohio on Halloween. I looked at the hottest, snowiest, rainiest and coldest Halloweens for Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. Here’s what I found:

1950 was a warm year for all of the Buckeye State! Most recently, the 2019 Halloween forecast stands out as a real washout for trick-or-treating in Columbus. 

You didn’t need to worry about the chocolate melting in 1993 in Cincinnati. The high temperature that Halloween was only 36 degrees.

This year, we likely won’t break any records. It will be dry with average temperatures in the lower 50s at the start of trick-or-treat and some upper 40s as everyone is going to the last house.

Halloween 2020 is looking like the perfect treat.