In case you haven’t settled on a Halloween costume, here’s a bit of advice.
A polar bear, for instance, would be perfectly appropriate attire for trick-or-treating or any other holiday festivity that involves being outside for more than a few minutes.
An arctic front is scheduled to invade Baker County Tuesday, bringing temperatures more typical of January than October.
Temperatures on Wednesday morning could dip into the single digits in Baker City, according to the National Weather Service. That would threaten the record low of 9 degrees for Oct. 30, set in 2006.
The weather is predicted to moderate, albeit slightly, by Halloween on Thursday, with the gradual warming trend continuing into the weekend.
Temperatures during Thursday’s downtown trick-or-treating event, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., are forecast in the mid to upper 30s — chilly but comfortably above record-low levels.
The coldest Halloween on record in Baker City was 2006, when the temperature plummeted to 2 degrees at the Baker City Airport.
However frigid it gets this week it will at least be a dry cold. No precipitation is forecast this week.