THANKSGIVING: Weather History Since 1950 - KMSP-TV

THANKSGIVING: Weather History Since 1950

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Meteorologist Steve Frazier Meteorologist Steve Frazier

Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that lands on a different date every year. Yes, it's always on a Thursday, but the fourth Thursday of the month can fall on various dates. November is a transitional month taking us from fall to the doorstep of winter. Most of us have fond memories of this day of thanks and for most of us; the weather is a timestamp in our mind of those special times. I'm sure your grandparents and great grandparents can tell you some chilling tales of the weather of Thanksgivings gone by. To help out the younger folks, here is a look at the weather extremes of Thanksgivings since 1950.

Let's start with the extreme temperature swings that occur this time of year in the Upper Midwest. Below is a list of the coldest and warmest turkey days since 1950.

By this time of year we have already seen our first inch of snow. In fact the average date of the first inch in the Twin Cities is November 18th. Below is a list of the top 6 snowiest Thanksgivings since 1950.

As you can see, late November in the Upper Midwest is as unpredictable as the conversation around the dinner table. It looks like this year, 2013, the trip through the woods and over the bridge to grandma's house won't be a hassle, so enjoy the break, as next year can bring anything.

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