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Halloween forecast looking bearable across NWT


Temperatures on the evening of October 31 look like they won't be too bad for trick-or-treating across the Northwest Territories.

Environment and Climate Change Canada's forecast suggests most of the NWT will be somewhere between about -2C and -5C on the night, while Hay River could enjoy early evening temperatures above freezing.

In Yellowknife, Thursday's forecast high is -2C with a low of -7C, the forecast stated as of Wednesday morning.

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That's roughly in line with recent Halloweens in the city. Temperatures were effectively the same in Yellowknife for Halloween 2018, and it was only a little colder in 2017.

Temperatures dipped to -16C on October 31, 2016, which was Yellowknife's coldest Halloween since 2008.

Inuvik can expect a high of -3C and low -7C on Thursday, with some flurries during the day. Fort Smith has a forecast high of freezing and a low of -4C, under cloudy skies.

Fort Simpson ranges from an expected high of -2C to a low of -10C on Thursday, while Norman Wells could be the chilliest Halloween destination.

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Temperatures in the Sahtu community should reach a high of -4C but are then expected to plunge overnight to -14C, barely warming up the following day.

Hay River has a forecast high of 3C on Thursday with a low of -4C.

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