Monday, October 31, 2011

Official first freeze of Fall in Richmond on Halloween

With clear skies overnight, light to calm winds, and drier air in place behind Saturday's nor'easter, temperatures fell Monday morning to and below freezing across nearly all of central Virginia, including Richmond. This is our first official freeze of the season, with a low temperature this Halloween Monday of 31 degrees at Richmond International Airport. Did you have Halloween chills this morning?

Here are some other cold Fall/Halloween statistics of interest:
  • Average low for October 31 is 44 degrees.
  • Record coldest low temperature for October 31 is 23 degrees (1936).
  • Trace of snow last occurred on Halloween in 2002 in the Metro.
  • Earliest snowfall on record for Richmond is October 10, 1979 (Trace).
  • Average first Fall freeze is October 30. (So we're right on track for an average this first freeze!)
Happy Halloween!
--Meteorologist Carrie Rose

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