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 14 DEGREES WHICH OCCURRED ON NOVEMBER 26TH, 1903 AND NOVEMBER 30TH, 1905.  NORMALLY, THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AVERAGES 42 DEGREES AND THE LOW ABOUT 31 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:  121 YEARS    (1890‑2011)

 

TEMPERATURE DATA

 

 

HIGHEST     68 DEGREES ON NOV 26, 1896

LOWEST      14 DEGREES ON NOV 26, 1903 AND NOV 30, 1905

 

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    29.8 DEGREES

 

 

HIGH TEMPERATURE BY 10 DEGREE RANGES

 

20S      30S      40S      50S      60S

 

11         42         43         21         6          ‑ NUMBER OF OCCURRENCES

9%       35%      36%      17%      5%       ‑PROBABILITY OF HIGH TEMP IN THAT RANGE

 

 

PRECIPITATION DATA

 

 

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH MEASURABLE                      62OCCURRENCES OR 51%

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH A TRACE OR MORE              94 OCCURRENCES OR 78%

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH NO PRECIPITATION              28 OCCURRENCES OR 23%

 

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH PRECIPITATION OF:              0.01 INCH OR MORE   69

0.50 INCH OR MORE   10

 

SNOWFALL:     NUMBER OF TIMES WITH A TRACE OR MORE    57

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH OVER A TRACE           33

 

 

 

MAXIMUM PRECIPITATION:   0.96 INCH ON NOV 28, 1968

 

MAXIMUM SNOWFALL:   10.3 INCHES ON NOV 27, 1952

 

 

 


 

THANKSGIVING

DATE               HI         LO        PRECIP            CHARACTER

 

NOV 27 1890     27         21         TR / TR            CLOUDY

NOV 26 1891     45         23         0.00                  CLOUDY

NOV 24 1892     30         18         0.01/0.1            CLOUDY

NOV 30 1893     38         31         0.08/0.4            PARTLY CLOUDY

NOV 29 1894     25         17          TR / TR            CLOUDY

 

NOV 28 1895     46         32         0.00                  CLEAR

NOV 26 1896     68         50          TR                   PARTLY CLOUDY

NOV 25 1897     50         36         0.20/ TR            CLOUDY

NOV 24 1898     29         22          TR / TR            CLOUDY

NOV 30 1899     48         43         0.06                  CLOUDY

 

NOV 29 1900     41         34         0.18/ TR            RAIN AND SNOW

NOV 28 1901     30         16         0.05/0.5            PARTLY CLOUDY

NOV 27 1902     39         28         0.15/1.0            CLOUDY

NOV 26 1903     22         14         0.05/0.5            CLOUDY

NOV 24 1904     48         31         0.05/ TR            CLOUDY

 

NOV 30 1905     27         14         0.11/1.2            MORNING SNOW THEN CLEAR.

NOV 29 1906     35         22          TR / TR            SNOW

NOV 28 1907     44         34         0.03                  CLOUDY, WINDY

NOV 26 1908     63         45         0.02                  PARTLY CLOUDY

NOV 25 1909     36         22         0.00                  CLOUDY

 

NOV 24 1910     44         38         0.11                  CLOUDY

NOV 29 1911     40         26          TR / TR            MOSTLY CLOUDY, FLURRIES

NOV 28 1912     35         30         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

NOV 27 1913     35         28          TR / TR            CLOUDY

NOV 26 1914     53         46         0.00                  VERY WINDY AND WARM

 

NOV 25 1915     54         37         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

NOV 30 1916     43         32          TR / TR            CLOUDY

NOV 29 1917     39         32          TR / TR            MOSTLY CLOUDY, FLURRIES

NOV 28 1918     51         33         0.02                  CLOUDY, WINDY

NOV 27 1919     37         27         0.33/2.8            CLOUDY AND WINDY

 

NOV 25 1920     35         31         0.08/0.7            CLOUDY

NOV 24 1921     34         28         0.66                  CLOUDY, VERY SLIPPERY

NOV 30 1922     35         28         0.01/0.1            CLOUDY

NOV 29 1923     43         29         0.19                  CLOUDY, RAIN

NOV 27 1924     41         31         0.43/2.8            RAIN AND SNOW

 

NOV 26 1925     37         26         TR                   CLOUDY

NOV 25 1926     44         28         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

NOV 24 1927     42         31         0.37                  CLOUDY, RAIN

NOV 29 1928     38         37          TR                   PARTLY CLOUDY

NOV 28 1929     31         16         0.01/0.1            PARTLY CLOUDY

 

NOV 27 1930     24         16         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY, WINDY AND COLD

NOV 26 1931     36         28         0.00                  CLEAR

 

 

 

THANKSGIVING

DATE               HI         LO        PRECIP            CHARACTER

 

NOV 24 1932     39         35         0.00                  CLOUDY, WINDY

NOV 30 1933     52         39         0.12                  EARLY MORNING RAIN THEN PARTLY SUNNY

NOV 29 1934     54         44         0.63                  RAIN

 

NOV 28 1935     53         40         0.28                  CLOUDY AND WINDY

NOV 26 1936     26         25          TR / TR            CLOUDY, RATHER COLD

NOV 25 1937     53         38          TR                   PARTLY CLOUDY

NOV 24 1938     22         16         0.07/0.7            CLOUDY, COLD

NOV 23 1939     51         47         0.00                  CLEAR

 

NOV 21 1940     60         36         0.01                  CLOUDY

NOV 20 1941     62         38         0.31                  CLOUDY, RAIN SHOWERS

NOV 26 1942     49         31         0.01                  CLOUDY

NOV 25 1943     48         32         0.00                  CLEAR

NOV 30 1944     38         23         0.45/3.3            RAIN AND SNOW, SLIPPERY CONDITIONS

 

NOV 22 1945     47         25         0.18/ TR            WINDY, MORNING RAIN CHANGING TO SNOW

NOV 28 1946     47         28         0.00                  CLOUDY

NOV 27 1947     31         20         0.03/1.2            CLOUDY

NOV 25 1948     47         35         0.00                  PLEASANT SUNNY DAY

NOV 24 1949     40         23         0.40/1.7            CLOUDY

 

NOV 23 1950     41         23         0.00                  CLOUDY

NOV 22 1951     48         41         0.00                  CLOUDY

NOV 27 1952     42         24         0.88/10.3           CLOUDY, SNOWY AND WINDY

NOV 26 1953     34         30         0.75/4.3            CLOUDY, SNOW FLURRIES AND SQUALLS

NOV 25 1954     42         34         0.10/ TR            MORNING & EVENING MIXED RAIN/SNOW

 

NOV 24 1955     39         29         0.00                  FAIR AND BREEZY

NOV 22 1956     36         22          TR / TR            CLOUDY, WINDY, FEW SNOW FLURRIES

NOV 28 1957     56         47         0.38                  RAIN DURING AFTERNOON AND NIGHT

NOV 27 1958     32         21          TR / TR            MOSTLY FAIR

NOV 26 1959     35         27          TR / TR            PARTLY CLOUDY

 

NOV 24 1960     47         29         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

NOV 23 1961     50         40         0.76                  CLOUDY, STEADY RAIN FROM NOON

NOV 22 1962     45         31         0.01/0.1            CLOUDY, LIGHT SNOW BEGAN IN AFTERNOON

NOV 28 1963     54         35         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY, WARM

NOV 26 1964     47         38         0.30                  RAIN, DRIZZLE AND FOG

 

NOV 25 1965     46         33         0.02                  SHOWERS IN AFTERNOON AND EVENING

NOV 24 1966     56         51         0.03                  CLOUDY, MILD, MORNING SHOWERS

NOV 23 1967     39         32         0.22/1.0            CLOUDY, MORNING SNOW

NOV 28 1968     55         30         0.96                  CLOUDY, RAIN HEAVY AT TIMES

NOV 27 1969     33         27         0.04/0.9            LIGHT SNOW ALL DAY

 

NOV 26 1970     41         26         TR / TR            MOSTLY CLOUDY

NOV 25 1971     36         27         0.04/0.9            CLOUDY ALL DAY

NOV 23 1972     32         17         0.02/0.2            MOSTLY CLOUDY

NOV 22 1973     53         43         0.00                  MOSTLY SUNNY

NOV 28 1974     35         27         0.12/1.2            VARIABLE CLOUDS, COLD, AFTERNOON SNOW

 

 

THANKSGIVING

DATE               HI         LO        PRECIP            CHARACTER

 

NOV 27 1975     42         32         0.13/0.8            SNOW TURNED TO RAIN BY DAYBREAK

NOV 25 1976     38         26         0.06/0.6            CLOUDY, LIGHT SNOW TILL NOON

NOV 24 1977     45         35          TR                   CLOUDY, EARLY MORNING SHOWER

NOV 23 1978     49         31         0.42                  CLOUDY, RAIN DURING THE DAY

NOV 22 1979     61         53          0.20                 MILD WITH RAIN MOST OF THE DAY

 

NOV 27 1980                                                     38         27         0.17/1.2            SNOW CHANGING TO RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON

NOV 26 1981     51         28         0.23                  CLOUDY, RAIN LATE EVENING

NOV 25 1982     38         29         0.00                  VARIABLE CLOUDS

NOV 24 1983     62         34          TR                   CLOUDY, WINDY, EARLY MORNING SHOWER

NOV 22 1984     33         17         0.00                  CLOUDY ALL DAY

 

NOV 28 1985     32         30         0.44/4.3            CLOUDY, MORNING SNOW

NOV 27 1986     45         33         0.01                  PARTLY CLOUDY, MORNING RAIN

NOV 28 1987     39         32         0.07                  MORNING RAIN OTHERWISE CLOUDY

NOV 24 1988     41         25         0.00                  PARTLY SUNNY

NOV 23 1989     24         16          TR / TR            PARTLY SUNNY, FLURRIES

 

NOV 22 1990     59         48         0.50                  CLOUDY, INTERMITTENT RAIN

NOV 28 1991     44         32         0.58/0.1            EVENING RAIN MIXING WITH SNOW AT MIDNIGHT

NOV 26 1992     55         20         0.08                  CLOUDY, A FEW AFTERNOON/EVENING SHOWERS

NOV 25 1993     31         21          TR / TR            EARLY MORNING FLURRIES THEN SUNNY

NOV 24 1994     47         23          TR / TR            CLOUDY, WINDY, MORNING FLURRIES

 

NOV 23 1995     36         27         0.01/0.4            CLOUDY, LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS

NOV 28 1996     28         15         0.05/1.0            CLOUDY, LIGHT SNOW

NOV 27 1997     44         33          TR                   CLOUDY

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         TR / TR            PARTLY CLOUDY, FLURRIES

NOV 22 2001     52         35         0.00                  PARTLY SUNNY

NOV 28 2002     32         21          TR / TR            CLOUDY, EARLY MORNING FLURRIES

NOV 27 2003     44         32         0.31                  RAIN FROM LATE MORNING ON

NOV 25 2004     41         28         0.12/ TR            CLOUDY

 

NOV 24 2005     34         14         0.13/2.5            CLOUDY AND SNOW

NOV 23 2006     50         27         0.00                  MOSTLY SUNNY

NOV 22 2007     39         26         0.68/0.2            CLOUDY, ICE PELLETS

NOV 27 2008     37         24         0.0                    CLOUDY

NOV 26 2009     51         40         0.09                  LIGHT RAIN

 

NOV 25 2010     45         31         0.24/MM           LIGHT RAIN, SNOW

NOV 24 2011     47         32         0.0/0.0              FOG, HAZE