Freakish weather on the Halloween's of yesteryear
It's All Hallows Eve and thanksfully, we have escaped freakish weather for another year. However, our luck too has run out from time to time over the years. So here's a look at the worst mother nature has thrown at us on the Halloween's of yesteryear.
Rainiest: The costumes were likely traded in for galoshes and ponchos in 1969 when the area was doused with a record 2.84 inches of rainfall making that year the rainiest Halloween on record.
Warmest: It was warm as a witch's brew just a few years ago in 2009 when the high temperature soared all the way up to 86° that afternoon for a record high. This year, we won't be too far away from the record as highs are expected to hit the low 80s before a strong cold front moves through this weekend.
Coldest: Jacksonville felt more like Cleveland in 1993 when a powerful polar front dove out of Canada breaking many cold weather records across the United States. Jacksonville even got in on the action with the mercury plummeting all the way to 38°! Jacksonville was one of the warmer locations as many other areas along the northern gulf coast tumbled to the mid and upper 20s. Stating the obvious, wintry weather has never been observed in Florida on Halloween.
The trick-or-treating plans here have never been interrupted by tropical storms or hurricanes here in Jacksonville but hurricanes have hit Florida the week before (Wilma, 2005) and the weeks after (Kate, 1985). Thankfully given the paltry 2013 hurricane season, those Halloween parties should go off without any problems.
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