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Halloween weather nothing to fear

The weather outside will be utterly un-frightful this Halloween, says Environment Canada – but there could be snow next week.

Environment Canada is forecasting clear skies and a high of 12 C in the Edmonton region for Friday, says meteorologist Dan Kulak.

“That’s a pretty mild one.”

Still, with a low of 3 C predicted, Kulak says trick-or-treaters should be prepared for a chilly night – conditions will cool fast after sunset. Expect some slight winds from the south as well.

Kulak says weather patterns are rarely “normal” at this time of year, with Halloween temperatures ranging from as low as -9.1 C to as high as 13.2 C in the last four years.

While there have been years in the past when it’s snowed before Halloween, Kulak says long-term trends show that we don’t usually get snow that sticks around until the first week of November. With above freezing temperatures predicted for all this week, this Monday’s snow should be gone by Friday.

Expect some snow by the middle of next week, Kulak says.

Kevin Ma: Kevin Ma joined the St. Albert Gazette in 2006. He writes about Sturgeon County, education, the environment, agriculture, science and aboriginal affairs. He also contributes features, photographs and video.