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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
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.