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Halloween In Colorado Springs
Average High Average Low Record High Record Low

Lowest Maximum

("Coolest High")

Highest Minimum

("Warmest Low")

58 31 80 in 2016 7 in 2019 24 in 2002 51 in 1915

Average Temperature for October 31st: 45F

PRECIPITATION

RECORD PRECIPITATION:  0.85 inches in 1972

Number of times with a trace or more.................33 
Number of times with 0.10 of an inch or more...14
Climatological chance of a trace or more............ 27%
Climatological chance of 0.10 inch or more.........11%

SNOWFALL

RECORD SNOWFALL:   13.8 inches in 1972

Number of times with a trace or more....... 24
Number of times with an inch or more.......  8
Climatological chance of a trace or more... 20%
Climatological chance of an inch or more.... 7%

SNOW ON GROUND

RECORD SNOW ON GROUND:  6.0 inches in 1991

Number of times with a trace or more....... 12
Number of times with an inch or more...... 6
Climatological chance of a trace or more... 17%
Climatological chance of an inch or more...  8%

The last "chilling" Halloween was in 2002. The day started out at a balmy 20 degrees, with a dusting of snow covering the ground. The weather through the day would not fair much better with cloudy skies keeping the cold weather in place across the city, with only a meager 4 degrees of warming taking place through the daylight hours. That evening a cold freezing drizzle and snow mixture would blanket the area, making for a slippery trek across the neighborhood. In 1991, there was 6 inches of snow on the ground at 5 am that morning, with an additional 1.2 inches falling that day. The mercury rose to a high of only 29 degrees, and dipped to a record low for that day of 10 degrees. Another cold Halloween was in 1972 when the day started off with a trace of snow on the ground with a record 13.8 inches of snow falling during the day. The temperature only rose to a high of 25 degrees...which is the record lowest maximum temperature for that day...with a low reading of 17 degrees.


Precipitation/Snowfall records are in inches, from 1895 to present.
Snow depth on the ground is at 5 AM, beginning in 1948 to present.
Temperatures are in degrees fahrenheit, from 1895 to present.
Missing/Incomplete snowfall data in 1918, 1920 and 1947.

Current through 2019.