2020 brings a rare Halloween blue moon

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Rare Halloween Blue Moon

Some would say 2020 has already been full of scares that nothing on Halloween could make it any worse. How about a full moon on October 31st?

Get ready - it’s happening! October will see its second full moon of the month on Halloween night called the ‘blue moon’. No, the moon won’t appear blue. That’s the name given to the 2nd full moon in any given month.

In true 2020 fashion, a blue moon on Halloween night is not a common occurrence! It’s been 76 years since all time zones in the United States have had a Halloween blue moon.

The Mid-South’s Halloween Forecast

The forecast should be great for moon viewing in the Mid-South.

While we’ve had almost a full week of thick cloud cover, the FOX13 Severe Weather Team is forecasting skies to be mostly clear to partly cloudy for Saturday night. Temperatures should be in the 50s if you check it out before 11 p.m.

If you have plans during the day, Halloween should be mild and sunny. Highs will be in the low 60s across the Mid-South that afternoon.

This is below average for this time of year but nothing like the coldest Halloween on record!

Snow on Halloween

Fall in the Mid-South often means a mixed bag of weather. Halloween is no exception!

In 2019 we had a spitting, cold rain with temperatures in the 40s. In 2016 we set a record high in Memphis with a high of 87.

It’s only snowed one time on record and that was in 1993. The Memphis International Airport recorded a ‘trace’ of snow with a high of only 44!

After the year we’ve had, a normal Halloween forecast is welcomed!

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