Nature plays a Halloween trick with record-breaking snowfall in southeast Wisconsin

Posted at 12:25 PM, Oct 31, 2019
and last updated 2021-10-25 10:35:53-04

WAUKESHA COUNTY, Wis. -- Say it ain’t snow — southeast Wisconsin is experiencing the snowiest Halloween on record, with some areas getting pelted with several inches.

While most people plan to toss candy into the buckets of trick-or-treaters Thursday night, Scott Noblot spent the day tossing salt on the slick ground.

“I’m sure the kids tonight are not going to be happy because we do neighborhood trick-or-treating tonight. So, they’re going to be in for fun. A slippery time," Nobolt said.

Southeast Wisconsin broke a record today with a historic Halloween snowfall —in fact, the area hasn’t seen similar snow totals on October 31st in 93 years. Milwaukee was blanketed with two to four inches and some inland areas like Waukesha County were met with six.

“I know it’s not the beginning of winter, but it’s certainly too soon for me. I’ve never had this on Halloween,” Scott Timmerman said while fueling up for his morning commute.

It may not be the beginning of winter just yet, but Waukesha County’s Department of Public Works is winter weather ready. It deployed 47 salt trucks on county and state highways. Crews started early this morning working 12 hours shifts.

The snow is expected to continue until late afternoon and could return Friday night and Saturday morning.