There's a cold front moving across the country from the Western side with rain and snow bearing the brunt of it, so those who have rescheduled Haloween are moving it to Friday or Saturday.
Uh oh! Looks like rain is about to play spoilsport on our most awaited celebration of the year. Those of you who are looking at the forecast right now might see that the weather isn't looking good at all over the next couple of days. This is unacceptable guys! Our favorite night of terrors is under attack!!
The entire eastern side of the country is awaiting strong showers on Halloween night itself. There are parts in the Midwest and the Great Lakes area that are even expected to receive snowfall already.
The moms in my town are trying to reschedule Halloween because there is rain in the forecast.— ghost of Denis future (@ghostofdenis) October 29, 2019
Ladies, this is upstate NY. If you’re kid is too delicate to go out in the rain they get no candy.
This is going to be especially bewildering for trick-or-treaters as walking from house to house is going to be quite the problem. So... do you guys agree? Should we... (gasps as we are about to utter blasphemy) reschedule the holiday? Several towns across the US are actually having this very debate.
Take the city of Spencer, West Virginia for instance. Trick or Treat in the city and most of the surrounding counties have been changed to Saturday (Nov. 2) due to the bad weather. Yes, they've all agreed to go ahead with it over there. The city officials made the announcement on Facebook, much to a mixed response amongst people.
"So needless to say anyone who wanted to take you children and requested the 31st off ... ain't gonna be able to now thanks Spencer for that," wrote one individual who expressed some disdain at the announcement.
But the city defended the move, saying trick-or-treaters wouldn't have been able to go out anyway because of the anticipated storm, as reported by CNN. "Maybe take some candy to a family member's house, pop some popcorn, and watch "The Nightmare Before Christmas" with the kids or something?" the city suggested.
This is a pretty normal weather for this time of year, said CNN meteorologist Taylor Ward. He reported how there's a cold front moving across the country from the Western side with rain and snow bearing the brunt of it.
This explains why several places along the Eastern coastline are going through the not-so-kind weather as Halloween arrives. The meteorologist said that the front will push off the shore overnight, so those who plan on rescheduling Halloween can move it to Friday or Saturday, deeming them safe days for trick-or-treating, provided they can handle the cold.
While most communities are keeping trick-or-treat hours the same, Hagerstown announced its postponement today. https://t.co/vCpwcDkMgx— Palladium-Item (@pi_news) October 30, 2019
The cities of Nelsonville, Ohio, and Muncie, Indiana have also changed the dates, but just moved it a day ahead to Friday (Nov. 1). Muncie officials cited safety reasons to explain this move.
"We understand that this is difficult for parents, but our priority is the safety of the children running around in wind and rain and snow who could possibly be hit by a car that cannot either see them because of the weather conditions or stop in time because of the slick conditions," the city wrote on Facebook.
Hammonton, in Atlantic County, New Jersey also cited safety concerns as they too moved the date, but to Wednesday (Nov. 6th) instead.
These changes are not being appreciated by everyone, as you might be able to relate with. One journalist, Jessica Beym wrote a piece for NJ.com where she compared the rescheduling of Halloween due to rain to the hypothetical (unimaginable) event of rescheduling Christmas because of a blizzard.
"I can't be the only parent in New Jersey who would happily see Halloween be a wash-out -- if only to avoid the unnecessary candy overload -- or would have no problem letting the kids run around in the rain," she wrote. "They're kids. They're not going to melt."