Halloween weather a treat for Winnipeg ghouls

The weather will be a treat for all the kids heading out for Halloween in Winnipeg tonight.
Laverendrye school students get into the Halloween spirit. 0:44
Deven Huard-Bernuy, a Grade 3 student at Winnipeg's La Verendrye elementary school, heads to class Thursday with a failing mark. (Nelly Gonzalez/CBC)
A band of superheroes head into La Verendrye elementary school on Thursday. (Nelly Gonzalez/CBC)

The weather will be a treat for all the kids heading out for Halloween in Winnipeg tonight.

There'll be no need to hang a sheet over a snowmobile suit and make everyone's costume a ghost. This year, kids can actually show off their creations because it will be unusually warm.

The high today is expected to hit 8 C and still be hovering at about 5 C when the kids take to the streets. The normal temperature for this time of year is a high of 4 C and a low of –5 C.

It'll be nice for sure, but it's no 1903, when All Hallows' Eve was scary warm at 17.8 C.

The coldest Halloween on record, by the way, was in 1884 when it was -15.6 C.

And the Halloween with the most snowfall was in 1919 with 15.7 centimetres falling through the day.

Halloween numbers

  • 3,734,401 — Estimated number of children in Canada of trick-or-treating age, 5 to 14 years old.
  • $360.9 million — Value of monthly sales of candy, confectionery and snack foods at large retailers in October 2012.

  • $282.4 million — Average monthly sales of candy, confectionery and snack foods at large retailers in 2012.

  • 13.3 million — Number of private dwellings across Canada in 2011 where children might be able to nab some treats.

  • 184 — Number of businesses engaged in formal wear and costume rental in Canada in 2013. 

​Source: Statistics Canada

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