Halloween Postponed by Several New England Communities

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By Elena Naze

Heavy winds and rain predicted for Halloween has prompted many communities across Massachusetts and New Hampshire to reschedule Halloween until this weekend.

The National Weather Service predicts as much as 2 inches of rain between Wednesday and Friday as well as winds reaching up to 30 miles per hour. 

According to a meteorologist from the National Weather Service, Rodney Chai, temperatures will range between the upper 50s and 60s, which is warmer than usual. 

Chai also described that the weather “will be more of

a nuisance than anything.” 

While some communities are postponing all Halloween events, Salem Massachusetts, a town that considers itself the Halloween capital of the world, is still planning on having their events as scheduled. 

Communities that have postponed Halloween to Friday are:

Essex, MA

West Brookfield, MA

Hollis, NH


Communities that have postponed Halloween until Saturday are:

Fitchburg, MA

Leominster, MA

Rowley, MA

Westminster, MA

Hampstead, NH

Hudson, NH

Nashua, NH

Pelham, NH

Salem, NH

Windham, NH