Partly cloudy and chilly with a high/low of 48/35, eleven degrees below average. When the kiddies were out at 7PM ringing doorbells and collecting their treats the temperature was a brisk 42 degrees. This was an appropriate end to the most below average October (-4.8 degrees) since 1925.
A very chilly October (4.6 degrees below average) ended on a mild note with a high/low of 70/60, 11 degrees above average. At peak trick-or-treat time (7PM) the temperature was still a pleasant 66 degrees.
Sunny and cold, with a high of 50/31, eleven degrees below average. When trick or treaters were out and about the temperature was a nippy 43 degrees.
Temperatures during the past two weeks were 10 degrees above average. Half of the days had highs in the 70s, including today which topped out at 72 degrees (average high should be around 60) .
This morning's low of 31 degrees was the earliest sub-freezing reading since 1976. And it matched the 31-degree low of Halloween 1975.
A rainy Halloween. Over a 12-hour period (10A-10P), 0.89" fell. On the positive side, it was the sixth day in a row with temperartures 10 degrees or more above average. Today's rain was the first to fall on this date since 1976.
An intense nor'easter (made famous by Sebastian Junger's book The Perfect Storm) brought gusty 30-40 mph winds but stayed far enough off the coast that NYC received just a a trace of rain.
Today's high of 73 degrees made this the warmest Halloween since 1961 (when the high was 76).
This October tied October 1947 as the mildest on record, a whopping 7 degrees above average. And today was one of the twenty-five days this month with above-average temps (high/low of 64/49, +five degrees).
It was a very mild day (high of 71 degrees) but light rain began falling just as the Greenwich Village Halloween parade was getting underway. Although just 0.17" fell over five hours, this was the first rain to fall on Halloween night in 14 years.
In 2011 many of New York's suburbs postponed or cancelled trick-or-treating because of power outages caused by an unprecedented snowstorm two days earlier. This year most Halloween festivities were once again cancelled, this time due to power outages caused by superstorm Sandy which struck on 10/29. And for the first time in its 39-year history Greenwich Village's Halloween parade was cancelled. The day itself was chilly and mostly overcast, with a high of 50 degrees.
The 0.06" of rain that fell from showers during lunchtime and after 10PM was just enough to keep this month from becoming one of the ten driest on record. With 0.36", October 2013 ranks twelfth and was the driest month since August 1995 (when 0.18" was measured).