Weather Network Meteorologists are calling for a chilly but dry Halloween in Prince Albert. Herald photo by Eric Bell.
Trick-or-treating children won’t have to worry about making sure their costumes fit over their snowsuits as meteorologists are calling for a chilly, but snow-free Halloween in Prince Albert.
Dayna Vettese, a meteorologist with the Weather Network says that Halloween this year will see much nicer weather than in 2012.
“We had a snowy Halloween in Prince Albert last year,” Vettese said. “The airport reported about eight centimetres of snow on the ground, and it was cold. This year we’re expecting temperatures to be on the chilly side for Halloween, but no snow.”
Vettese says weather in the Prince Albert area has been normal for the season so far.
“Normally this year, our daytime highs average around 4, night time it’s around -5,-6,” Vettese said. “But this weekend we expect it to dip below zero so its going to be a chilly weekend, but then midweek towards Halloween it’s going to warm up.”
Vettese says the forecast calls for a daytime high of around 4 and a mix of sun and cloud for Oct. 31.
Halloween across the country is expected to be snow-free, with the Prairies having the most ideal conditions for trick-or-treating.
“Everyone has a pretty standard fall forecast for their Halloween,” Vettese said. “The only place that could see some stormy weather is the great lakes region in Ontario. But across the Prairie provinces, it’s going to cool and dry. I would say the driest Halloween forecast is in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.”
However, chilly weekend temperatures means that Prince Albert could see a small dusting of snow much like the city experienced on Sunday night.
“You might get a little taste of winter again this weekend as most of the snow will be falling in Alberta, but Prince Albert could still see some flurries,” Vettese said.