Thanksgiving Day Weather History for Peoria

  • Normal High & Low Temperature Nov 25:  45 & 29 degrees
  • Warmest Thanksgiving Day:  68 degrees on Nov 25, 1915
  • Coldest Thanksgiving Morning:  -1 degrees on Nov 23, 1950
  • Coldest Thanksgiving Daytime High Temperature:  19 degrees on Nov 27, 1930
  • Warmest Thanksgiving Nighttime Low Temperature:  54 degrees on Nov 24, 1966
  • Wettest Thanksgiving Day: 1.80 inches on Nov 28, 1968 (daily average precipitation 0.10 inches)
  • Snowiest Thanksgiving Day:  4 inches of snow on Nov 30, 1893 (daily average snow 0.1 inches) 
  • Whitest Thanksgiving Day:  7 inches of snow on the ground on Nov 27, 1975
  • Frequency of Precipitation Thanksgiving Day:  42 of 120 years (35%) measured precipitation
  • Frequency of Snow on Ground:  7 out of 109 years (6.4%) 1 inch or more snow depth
  • Frequency of Cold & Mild Thanksgiving Days:  21 of 120 years (18%) low below 20F
     39 of 120 years (33%) high 50F or warmer 
  • Sunrise 6:57 AM  Sunset 4:34 PM CST

Specific weather data follows.  These were measured in downtown Peoria from 1883 to 1904, 
Bradley University from 1905 to 1943, and at the Greater Peoria Airport since 1943. 

While Thanksgiving had been celebrated unofficially in the United States for many years, it was on October 3, 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln officially declared the last Thursday of November as Thanksgiving Day. In 1941, Congress moved the date to the fourth Thursday of November (effective in 1942), in part to clear confusion caused by a Proclamation issued by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. For a full timeline on the history of Thanksgiving, head over to the Library of Congress. The statistics compiled on this page use the last Thursday of November through 1941, and the fourth Thursday from 1942 to present. 
 

Year High Temp Low Temp Precip Snow Snow Depth
1883 N/A  N/A N/A N/A N/A
1884 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1885 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1886 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1887 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1888 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1889 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1890 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1891 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1892 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1893 - Nov 30 27 20 0.39 4.0 N/A
1894 - Nov 29 35 27 0.91 N/A N/A
1895 - Nov 28 42 30 0.03 0.0 N/A
1896 - Nov 26 63 52 0.24 0.0 N/A
1897 - Nov 25 51 40 0.00 0.0 N/A
1898 - Nov 24 27 11 0.00 0.0 N/A
1899 - Nov 30 61 43 0.00 0.0 N/A
1900 - Nov 29 39 28 0.00 0.0 N/A
1901 - Nov 28 42 20 0.00 0.0  N/A
1902 - Nov 27 41 30 0.00 0.0 N/A
1903 - Nov 26 26 14 0.00 0.0 N/A
1904 - Nov 24 52 34 0.00 0.0 N/A
1905 - Nov 30 25 11 0.00 0.0 0
1906 - Nov 29 40 27 0.04 0.0 0
1907 - Nov 28 48 26 0.00 0.0 0
1908 - Nov 26 48 33 0.00 0.0 0
1909 - Nov 25 55 35 0.00 0.0 0
1910 - Nov 24 60 37 0.04 0.0 0
1911 - Nov 30 35 13 0.00 0.0 1
1912 - Nov 28 43 20 0.00 0.0 0
1913 - Nov 27 56 47 0.01 0.0 0
1914 - Nov 26 65 42 0.00 0.0 0
1915 - Nov 25 68 52 1.12 0.0 0
1916 - Nov 30 51 29 0.00 0.0 0
1917 - Nov 29 37 34 0.04 0.0 0
1918 - Nov 28 47 35 0.84 Trace 0
1919 - Nov 27 30 23 0.05 0.5 Trace
1920 - Nov 25 36 30 0.00 0.0 0
1921 - Nov 24 38 28 Trace 0.0 0
1922 - Nov 30 58 41 0.06 0.0 0
1923 - Nov 29 45 33 0.34 0.0 0
1924 - Nov 27 38 24 0.00 0.0 0
1925 - Nov 26 38 30 0.01 0.0 0
1926 - Nov 25 59 31 0.08 0.0 Trace
1927 - Nov 24 43 35 0.00 0.0 0
1928 - Nov 29 44 38 0.14 0.0 0
1929 - Nov 28 28 10 0.02 0.2 Trace
1930 - Nov 27 19 3 Trace Trace 2
1931 - Nov 26 33 24 0.06 0.6 0
1932 - Nov 24 42 21 0.00 0.0 0
1933 - Nov 30 53 36 0.00 0.0 0
1934 -Nov 29 42 39 0.09 0.0 0
1935 - Nov 28 38 15 0.01 0.1 Trace
1936 - Nov 26 24 22 Trace Trace Trace
1937 - Nov 25 57 36 0.00 0.0 Trace
1938 - Nov 24 28 15 0.00 0.0 0
1939 - Nov 23 42 24 0.05 0.0 0
1940 - Nov 21 63 37 0.28 0.0 0
1941 - Nov 27 62 35 0.00 0.0 0
1942 - Nov 26 32 19 0.00 0.0 0
1943 - Nov 25 50 23 0.00 0.0 0
1944 - Nov 23 50 23 Trace Trace 0
1945 - Nov 22 22 14 0.03 0.5 Trace
1946 - Nov 28 57 24 0.00 0.0 0
1947 - Nov 27 36 24 0.04 0.5 Trace
1948 - Nov 25 57 33 Trace 0.0 0
1949 - Nov 24 42 30 0.22 0.3 Trace
1950 - Nov 23 30 -1 0.06 0.7 2
1951 - Nov 22 56 29 0.16 0.0 0
1952 - Nov 27 28 17 Trace Trace Trace
1953 - Nov 26 34 28 0.06 1.1 0
1954 - Nov 25 33 31 0.01 0.1 Trace
1955 - Nov 24 38 19 0.00 0.0 0
1956 - Nov 22 25 15 Trace Trace Trace
1957 - Nov 28 39 25 0.02 0.0 0
1958 - Nov 27 27 12 0.00 0.0 0
1959 - Nov 26 31 24 Trace Trace 2
1960 - Nov 24 50 27 0.00 0.0 0
1961 - Nov 23 45 35 0.00 0.0 0
1962 - Nov 22 41 26 0.00 0.0 0
1963 - Nov 28 54 32 0.00 0.0 0
1964 - Nov 26 41 27 0.00 0.0 0
1965 - Nov 25 52 43 0.10 0.0 0
1966 - Nov 24 65 54 0.38 0.0 0
1967 - Nov 23 37 21 Trace Trace 0
1968 - Nov 28 42 34 1.80 0.2 0
1969 - Nov 27 36 22 0.00 0.0 0
1970 - Nov 26 52 34 0.00 0.0 0
1971 - Nov 25 46 32 0.00 0.0 0
1972 - Nov 23 33 25 0.00 0.0 1
1973 - Nov 22 65 34 0.00 0.0 0
1974 - Nov 28 35 22 0.00 0.0 0
1975 - Nov 27 28 23 0.00 0.0 7
1976 - Nov 25 61 29 Trace 0.0 0
1977 - Nov 24 35 31 Trace Trace 0
1978 - Nov 28 31 17 Trace Trace Trace
1979 - Nov 22 57 35 0.05 0.0 0
1980 - Nov 27 34 31 0.23 2.9 Trace
1981 - Nov 26 66 38 0.16 0.0 0
1982 - Nov 25 34 18 Trace 0.0 0
1983 - Nov 24 39 31 0.00 0.0 0
1984 - Nov 22 45 22 0.00 0.0 0
1985 - Nov 28 36 22 0.03 0.3 Trace
1986 - Nov 27 40 30 0.00 0.0 0
1987 - Nov 26 40 37 Trace 0.0 0
1988 - Nov 24 59 34 0.00 0.0 0
1989 - Nov 23 35 21 Trace Trace Trace
1990 - Nov 22 53 33 0.00 0.0 0
1991 - Nov 28 57 39 0.28 0.0 0
1992 - Nov 26 38 27 Trace Trace 0
1993 - Nov 25 46 30 0.32 0.0 0
1994 - Nov 24 54 29 0.00 0.0 0
1995 - Nov 23 36 21 0.00 0.0 0
1996 - Nov 28 41 20 0.00 0.0 0
1997 - Nov 27 52 30 0.14 0.0 0
1998 - Nov 26 64 36 0.00 0.0 0
1999 - Nov 25 48 26 0.00 0.0 0
2000 - Nov 23 42 19 0.00 0.0 0
2001 - Nov 22 60 36 0.00 0.0 0
2002 - Nov 28 41 18 0.00 0.0 0
2003 - Nov 27 46 34 Trace 0.0 0
2004 - Nov 25 36 15 0.00 0.0 4
2005 - Nov 24 39 15 0.00 0.0 0
2006 - Nov 23 60 36 0.00 0.0 0
2007 - Nov 22 36 28 0.00 0.0 0
2008 - Nov 27 48 23 0.00 0.0 0
2009 - Nov 26 38 30 0.04 Trace 0
2010 - Nov 25  42 22   Trace  0.0
2011 - Nov 24  53 41  0.00  0.0 
2012 - Nov 22 62 41 0.01 0.0 0
2013 - Nov 28          

Peoria Thanksgiving Day High Temperature Statistics
Peoria Thanksgiving Day Low Temperature Statistics
Peoria Thanksgiving Day Precipitation Statistics
Peoria Thanksgiving Day Snowfall Statistics


Peoria Thanksgiving Day Snow Depth Statistics


High Temperatures on Thanksgiving...
Highs 10-19F.... 1 day (0.8%)
Highs 20-29F... 12 days (10%)
Highs 30-39F... 36 days (30%)
Highs 40-49F... 31 days (26%)
Highs 50-59F... 25 days (21%)
Highs 60-69F... 15 days (13%)





Low Temperatures on Thanksgiving...
Lows <0F...... 1 day (0.8%)
Lows 0-9F..... 1 day (0.8%)
Lows 10-19F... 19 days (16%)
Lows 20-29F... 43 days (36%)
Lows 30-39F... 45 days (37%)
Lows 40-49F... 8 days (6.7%)
Lows 50-59F... 3 days (2.5%)





Precipitation on Thanksgiving...
Dry............... 60 days (50%)
Trace............. 18 days (15%)
0.01-0.10 inches...25 days (21%)
0.11-0.25 inches... 7 days (5.8%)
0.26-0.50 inches... 6 days (5%)
0.51-0.75 inches... 0 days (0%)
0.76-1.00 inches... 2 days (1.7%)
1.01-1.25 inches... 1 day (0.8%)
1.26-1.50 inches... 0 days (0%)
1.51+ inches....... 1 day (0.8%)
Snowfall on Thanksgiving...
No Snow........... 92 days (77%)
Trace............. 13 days (11%)
0.1-0.4 inches.... 6 days (5%)
0.5-0.9 inches.... 5 days (4.2%)
1-1.9 inches....... 1 day (0.8%)
2-2.9 inches....... 1 day (0.8%)
3-3.9 inches....... 0 days (0%)
4-4.9 inches....... 1 day (0.8%)
Snow Depth on Thanksgiving...
No Snow........... 85 days (78%)
Trace............. 16 days (15%)
1 inch............ 2 days (1.8%)
2 inches.......... 3 days (2.8%)
3 inches........... 0 days (0%)
4 inches........... 1 day (0.9%)
5 inches........... 0 days (0%)
6 inches........... 0 days (0%)
7 inches........... 1 day (0.9%)

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