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THANKSGIVING DAY

 

THANKSGIVING DAY IS OBSERVED NATIONALLY ON THE FOURTH THURSDAY IN NOVEMBER. IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE HOLIDAY DATES BACK TO THE DAY OF THANKS ORDERED BY GOVERNOR BRADFORD OF PLYMOUTH COLONY IN NEW ENGLAND IN 1621.

THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED IN BUFFALO ON THANKSGIVING DAY WAS IN 1896 WHEN A HIGH OF 68 DEGREES WAS REACHED ON NOVEMBER 26TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED WAS 12 DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED ON NOVEMBER 23TH, 2000. NORMALLY, THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AVERAGES 42 DEGREES AND THE LOW ABOUT 30 DEGREES.

THERE IS BETWEEN A 75 AND 80 PERCENT CHANCE OF A TRACE OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION.

RAIN, SOMETIMES HEAVY, THROUGHOUT THE DAY ON NOVEMBER 28TH, 1968 TOTALED 0.96 INCHES ...THE MOST PRECIPITATION EVER RECORDED ON A THANKSGIVING DAY. THE MOST SNOW THAT FELL ON THANKSGIVING DAY WAS IN 1952 WHEN 10.3 INCHES WAS RECORDED AT THE AIRPORT ON NOVEMBER 27TH. MOST PORTIONS OF THE CITY OF BUFFALO RECEIVED BETWEEN SIX AND TEN INCHES.

ON THANKSGIVING DAY 1956, A SNOWSTORM HIT FROM CENTRAL ERIE AND WYOMING COUNTIES SOUTHWARD. FOUR FEET OF SNOW WAS REPORTED FROM THE SPRINGVILLE AREA, ALTHOUGH ONLY A TRACE OF SNOW WAS RECEIVED AT THE AIRPORT AND THROUGHOUT MUCH OF METRO BUFFALO.

 

THANKSGIVING DAY : PERIOD OF RECORD 118 YEARS : 1890-2007

TEMPERATURE DATA
HIGHEST 68 DEGREES ON NOV 26 1896
LOWEST 12 DEGREES ON NOV 23 2000
LOWEST MAXIMUM 22 DEGREES ON NOV 26 1903 AND NOV 24 1938
HIGHEST MINIMUM 53 DEGREES ON NOV 22 1979
AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE 42.0 DEGREES
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE 29.9 DEGREES

 

HIGH TEMPERATURE BY 10 DEGREE RANGES

20S 30S 40S 50S 60S
11 41 40 20 6 NUMBER OF OCCURRENCES
10% 34% 35% 17% 5%

 

PRECIPITATION DATA
MAXIMUM PRECIPITATION 0.96 INCHES ON NOV 28 1968
MAXIMUM SNOW 10.3 INCHES ON NOV 27 1952
NUMBER OF TIMES WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION 67 OCCURRENCES OR 56%
NUMBER OF TIMES WITH TRACE OR MORE PRECIPITATION 92 OCCURRENCES OR 77%
NUMBER OF TIMES WITH NO PRECIPITATION 26 OCCURRENCES OR 22%
NUMBER OF TIMES WITH SNOW TRACE OR MORE 56
NUMBER OF TIMES WITH SNOW OVER A TRACE 33
NUMBER OF TIMES WITH SNOW 1.0 INCH OR MORE 12
NUMBER OF TIMES WITH SNOW 5.0 INCHES OR MORE 1

 

WEATHER FOR THE PAST TEN THANKSGIVING DAYS

DATE HIGH LOW PRECIP SNOW REMARKS
NOV 26 1998 49 39 0.23 CLOUDY, RAIN
NOV 25 1999 46 38 0.01 MOSTLY CLOUDY, LIGHT RAIN
NOV 23 2000 24 12 TRACE TRACE PARTLY CLOUDY, FLURRIES  -- snow depth 20 inches
NOV 22 2001 52 35 0.00 0.00 PARTLY SUNNY
NOV 28 2002 32 21 TRACE TRACE CLOUDY, EARLY MORNING FLURRIES
NOV 27 2003 44 32 0.31   RAIN FROM LATE MORNING ON
NOV 25 2004 41 28 0.12 TRACE CLOUDY
NOV 24 2005 34 14 0.13 2.5 CLOUDY AND SNOW
NOV23 2006 50 27 0.00   MOSTLY SUNNY
NOV 22 2007 39 26 0.68 0.2 CLOUDY, ICE PELLETS

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