The Erik Files (10/29/2020): An Interesting Weekend Ahead!
**THIS DAY IN WEATHER HISTORY: ON THIS DAY IN 2004: Sustained high winds of 30 to 50 mph were reported throughout western South Dakota with a high gust of 70 mph.**
Well Folks, Welcome to another Episode of “The Erik Files.” As we inch closer into the Halloween Weekend, I figured I would give you a sneak peek of this weekend. First off all
First of all, we will cool down, or as what Chief Meteorologist Bob Riggio said the other day on air “The Wicked Witch is going to bring a cold spell.” Make sure the kiddos are somewhat bundled up this weekend as temps will go into the mid 30’s by Trick or Treat time.
NOT ONLY IS IT HALLOWEEN, BUT THERE’S A FULL MOON! (A BLUE MOON TO BE EXACT)
This Halloween will be a little bit spookier this year. Not only is it Halloween, but there’s also a Blue Moon (or the 2nd full moon in a month.) Now a Blue moon is pretty rare as it happens around every 2 1/2 years-3 years. The last Blue Moon was March 2018. This is the 1st time a Halloween has had a Full Moon for ALL time zones since 1944. (Central and Pacific Time had one in 2001)
According to the Farmer’s Almanac: “the next time we’ll see a 100 percent illuminated full moon on Halloween is in 2039 – then 2058, 2077 and 2096 – returning to the normal 19-year cycle.” To read more, Click here.
Saturday Night, after you are done Trick or Treating, Do me a favor, and switch your clocks BACK one hour as Daylight Saving Time comes to an end at 2:00 AM on Sunday. That would also be a good time to check the batteries in your smoke detectors. Also, enjoy that extra hour of sleep! And as always, I will be up to make sure things go off without a hitch! 🙂
So for the remainder of the day, maybe a few high thin wispy clouds, otherwise clear skies with temperatures going into the Upper 40’s by 7:00 PM, and mid 40’s by 9:00 PM.
THE NEXT 7 DAYS
As mentioned, we will take a dip on Saturday, but after that, we go back into the 50’s on Sunday, mid 60’s on Monday, and Upper 60’s on Tuesday!
Enjoy your Thursday!