WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 22 - MEMORABLE THANKSGIVINGS, WEATHER-WISE


The Thanksgiving holiday falls at a time of year when the weather can be very different from one year to the next on a particular day. Here's just a brief sampling of past Turkey-day weather around here.

Last year, Thanksgiving was mild with highs around 60oF, but it was wet - most of us saw about 1.5 inches of rain from Thursday through Saturday. At the other extreme, we've had snowflakes on Thanksgiving Day three times in the last ten years, and one of those years, 1996, the high on Thanksgiving was a frosty 30oF. The last time we had a significant snow on Thanksgiving was in 1989. Thanksgiving Day that year, like this year, was the 23rd of the month, and a storm that began on the 22nd dumped about five inches of snow in Wilmington, Philadelphia, and even south in Dover.

But like most November snows, it didn't last long. By the end of the holiday weekend, temperatures were back in the 50s and only only a few piles of snow remained. Whatever the weather tomorrow, I wish you and yours a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

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