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More treats than tricks for Halloween night skies

There's a better chance trick-or-treaters will score a sack of full-size Hershey bars tonight than a raindrop.

The chance for precipitation is zero, according to the National Weather Service forecast.

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There's no chance for rain tonight, according to the National Weather Service forecast graphic. The precipitation potential line is listed in brown. (NWS)

A jacket will be required for candy seekers, however.

Temperatures will be in the upper 40s during peak times for trick-or-treating, the forecast shows.

Light northeasterly winds are forecast.

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Today's temperature (represented by the red line in this NWS graphic) will top out near 50 degrees in the mid-afternoon before receding into the mid-to-upper 40s by mid-evening, Forecast wind chills are shown in blue and the dewpoint is represented in green. (NWS)

This will be the first entirely rain-free Halloween in Buffalo since 2008, according to National Weather Service data.

A few other spooky weather facts for the day:

  • The warmest Halloween was in 1971 when it 73 degrees.
  • The coldest came in 1975 when it dropped to 22 degrees.
  • There was four inches of snow on Halloween 1917.
  • The wettest Halloween came just three years ago when 1.22 inches of rain fell.

Here's a look at the weather at Buffalo for every Halloween dating back to 1870, courtesy of the National Weather Service:

Data for October 31 - Buffalo Area, NY (ThreadEx)
Click column heading to sort ascending, click again to sort descending.
Date
Max Temperature
Min Temperature
Precipitation
Snowfall
Snow Depth
2015-10-31 52 33 T 0.0 0
2014-10-31 49 42 0.10 0.0 0
2013-10-31 67 45 1.22 0.0 0
2012-10-31 46 40 0.10 0.0 0
2011-10-31 54 35 0.01 0.0 0
2010-10-31 47 34 T T 0
2009-10-31 63 45 0.59 0.0 0
2008-10-31 61 43 0.00 0.0 0
2007-10-31 66 43 T 0.0 0
2006-10-31 64 44 0.04 0.0 0
2005-10-31 58 44 0.00 0.0 0
2004-10-31 57 48 T 0.0 0
2003-10-31 69 56 0.00 0.0 0
2002-10-31 43 26 0.02 0.0 0
2001-10-31 58 40 T 0.0 0
2000-10-31 53 30 0.00 0.0 0
1999-10-31 62 46 0.01 0.0 0
1998-10-31 54 29 0.00 0.0 0
1997-10-31 64 42 T 0.0 0
1996-10-31 45 35 0.00 0.0 0
1995-10-31 43 38 0.10 0.0 0
1994-10-31 58 47 0.38 0.0 0
1993-10-31 37 32 0.48 2.8 0
1992-10-31 42 34 0.00 0.0 0
1991-10-31 57 39 0.00 0.0 0
1990-10-31 60 41 0.00 0.0 0
1989-10-31 72 47 0.47 0.0 0
1988-10-31 49 26 0.00 0.0 0
1987-10-31 55 37 0.00 0.0 0
1986-10-31 60 29 0.00 0.0 0
1985-10-31 63 37 0.00 0.0 0
1984-10-31 57 38 T 0.0 0
1983-10-31 57 27 0.00 0.0 0
1982-10-31 60 50 0.77 0.0 0
1981-10-31 64 40 0.00 0.0 0
1980-10-31 52 45 0.00 0.0 0
1979-10-31 69 32 0.00 0.0 0
1978-10-31 59 43 0.00 0.0 0
1977-10-31 63 37 0.00 0.0 0
1976-10-31 43 33 0.65 T 0
1975-10-31 48 22 0.00 0.0 0
1974-10-31 67 60 0.01 0.0 0
1973-10-31 53 45 0.27 0.0 0
1972-10-31 39 28 0.00 0.0 0
1971-10-31 73 51 0.00 0.0 0
1970-10-31 57 50 0.42 0.0 0
1969-10-31 60 37 0.00 0.0 0
1968-10-31 48 31 0.00 0.0 0
1967-10-31 61 47 T 0.0 0
1966-10-31 55 37 T 0.0 0
1965-10-31 60 41 0.03 0.0 0
1964-10-31 53 30 0.00 0.0 0
1963-10-31 56 44 0.11 0.0 0
1962-10-31 48 36 0.10 0.0 0
1961-10-31 54 48 0.00 0.0 0
1960-10-31 58 41 0.55 0.0 0
1959-10-31 52 45 0.61 0.0 0
1958-10-31 55 46 0.00 0.0 0
1957-10-31 60 43 T 0.0 0
1956-10-31 71 58 0.00 0.0 0
1955-10-31 48 37 T 0.0 0
1954-10-31 44 33 0.13 1.0 0
1953-10-31 61 42 0.00 0.0 0
1952-10-31 60 45 0.00 0.0 0
1951-10-31 57 36 T T 0
1950-10-31 72 50 0.00 0.0 0
1949-10-31 56 32 0.27 0.0 0
1948-10-31 63 36 0.06 0.0 0
1947-10-31 52 37 0.01 0.0 M
1946-10-31 67 44 0.21 0.0 0
1945-10-31 66 35 0.07 0.0 0
1944-10-31 70 30 0.00 0.0 0
1943-10-31 56 34 0.00 0.0 0
1942-10-31 65 45 0.78 0.0 0
1941-10-31 47 43 0.02 0.0 0
1940-10-31 42 38 T 0.0 0
1939-10-31 46 40 T 0.0 0
1938-10-31 53 39 0.00 0.0 0
1937-10-31 47 36 0.00 0.0 0
1936-10-31 55 31 T 0.0 0
1935-10-31 65 42 0.00 0.0 0
1934-10-31 48 32 0.13 0.0 0
1933-10-31 59 50 0.00 0.0 0
1932-10-31 52 34 0.16 0.0 0
1931-10-31 50 41 0.01 0.0 0
1930-10-31 43 35 0.15 0.0 0
1929-10-31 64 49 0.03 0.0 0
1928-10-31 48 39 0.00 0.0 0
1927-10-31 71 56 0.00 0.0 0
1926-10-31 43 36 0.00 0.0 0
1925-10-31 40 25 0.00 0.0 0
1924-10-31 62 51 T 0.0 0
1923-10-31 36 31 T T 0
1922-10-31 44 33 0.00 0.0 0
1921-10-31 64 56 0.05 0.0 0
1920-10-31 57 51 0.01 0.0 0
1919-10-31 67 56 0.50 0.0 0
1918-10-31 52 44 0.03 0.0 0
1917-10-31 33 28 0.67 4.0 4
1916-10-31 69 43 0.44 0.0 0
1915-10-31 63 42 0.00 0.0 0
1914-10-31 57 39 0.00 0.0 0
1913-10-31 37 30 0.06 0.4 0
1912-10-31 52 42 0.03 0.0 0
1911-10-31 51 37 0.41 0.0 0
1910-10-31 55 42 0.00 0.0 0
1909-10-31 61 52 0.00 0.0 0
1908-10-31 38 33 T T 0
1907-10-31 55 28 0.00 0.0 0
1906-10-31 32 29 0.07 1.7 T
1905-10-31 43 36 0.20 0.0 0
1904-10-31 47 26 0.00 0.0 0
1903-10-31 59 53 0.00 0.0 0
1902-10-31 54 44 0.00 0.0 0
1901-10-31 69 55 0.00 0.0 0
1900-10-31 67 54 0.21 0.0 0
1899-10-31 53 44 0.24 0.0 0
1898-10-31 43 37 T 0.0 0
1897-10-31 62 44 0.00 0.0 0
1896-10-31 57 52 0.00 0.0 0
1895-10-31 44 32 0.10 0.0 0
1894-10-31 M 44 0.47 0.0 0
1893-10-31 48 32 T T 0
1892-10-31 52 43 T 0.0 M
1891-10-31 61 M 0.23 0.0 M
1890-10-31 44 35 0.01 0.0 M
1889-10-31 48 36 0.16 0.0 M
1888-10-31 66 39 0.00 0.0 M
1887-10-31 45 31 0.00 0.0 M
1886-10-31 60 44 0.00 0.0 M
1885-10-31 40 29 0.00 0.0 M
1884-10-31 49 38 0.10 0.0 M
1883-10-31 52 40 0.02 M M
1882-10-31 67 57 0.06 M M
1881-10-31 63 55 0.00 M M
1880-10-31 46 40 0.01 M M
1879-10-31 39 32 0.00 M M
1878-10-31 45 31 0.60 M M
1877-10-31 50 41 0.45 M M
1876-10-31 61 52 0.06 M M
1875-10-31 39 32 T M M
1874-10-31 42 34 0.10 M M
1873-10-31 47 30 0.27 M M
1872-10-31 M M 0.00 M M
1871-10-31 M M T M M

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