Big arctic blast headed toward Oklahoma


Halloween trick or treaters in Oklahoma might take a cue from Ralphie of A Christmas Story fame….bundle up!

That’s the cue from Oklahoma Climatologist Gary McManus who says it will be a cold night for the little goblins.

“I joked about it for months, but frozen Halloween anyone? At least it warms up to the 40s that afternoon, but your trick or treaters are gonna be eating frozen caramel apples as temps fall back into the 30s that evening,” he wrote in Wednesday’s weather predictions and comments.

Arrival of the Arctic front, according to McManus, will be Friday followed by a really cold blast Saturday night or Sunday. It will be the first arctic air of the season.
“And I’m talking bone-chilling cold if you’re out in it, with wind
chills down into the 20s (maybe some teens here and there, and as a father of 3, I can honestly say there’s nothing worse than teens), a widespread hard freeze, and maybe some ice up in NW OK.”