Thanksgiving Day Weather History for Springfield

  • Normal High & Low Temperature Nov 25:  47 & 30 degrees 
  • Warmest Thanksgiving Day:  67 degrees on Nov 25 1915, Nov 24 1966 & Nov 22 1973 
  • Coldest Thanksgiving Morning:  0 degrees on Nov 23, 1950
  • Coldest Thanksgiving Daytime High Temperature:  22 degrees on Nov 24, 1881 & Nov 27 1930  
  • Warmest Thanksgiving Nighttime Low Temperature:  57 degrees on Nov 26, 1896 
  • Wettest Thanksgiving Day: 1.47 inches on Nov 28, 1968 (daily average precipitation 0.11 inches) 
  • Snowiest Thanksgiving Day: 2.4 inches of snow on Nov 27 1980 (daily average snow 0.1 inches)
  • Whitest Thanksgiving Day:  6 inches of snow on the ground on Nov 27, 1975
  • Frequency of Precipitation Thanksgiving Day:  48 of 134 years (36%) measured precipitation
  • Frequency of Snow on Ground:  5 out of 112 years (4.5%) 1 inch or more snow depth
  • Frequency of Cold & Mild Thanksgiving Days:  43 of 134 years (32%) low below 20F
    46 of 134 years (34%) high 50F or warmer
  • Sunrise 6:55 AM  Sunset 4:36 PM CST

Specific weather data follows.  These were measured in downtown Springfield from 1879 to 1947, and at Capital Airport from 1948 to the present.

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
1879 - Nov 27 60  52 0.67 0.0 N/A
1880 - Nov 25 28 15 0.02 N/A N/A
1881 - Nov 24 22 14 0.00 0.0 N/A
1882 - Nov 30 44 23 0.00 0.0 N/A
1883 - Nov 29 56 36 0.00 0.0 N/A
1884 - Nov 27 52 32 0.00 0.0 N/A
1885 - Nov 26 52 33 0.00 0.0 N/A
1886 - Nov 25 32 23 0.00 0.0 N/A
1887 - Nov 24 41 35 0.15 0.0 N/A
1888 - Nov 29 39 34 0.01 0.0 N/A
1889 - Nov 28 24 10 0.09 N/A N/A
1890 - Nov 27 42 28 0.00 0.0 N/A
1891 - Nov 26 47 38 0.09 0.0 N/A
1892 - Nov 24 30 13 0.00 0.0 N/A
1893 - Nov 30 36 24 Trace Trace N/A
1894 - Nov 29 33 23 0.41 0.0 N/A
1895 - Nov 28 40 26 Trace 0.0 N/A
1896 - Nov 26 64 57 0.42 0.0 N/A
1897 - Nov 25 50 38 0.67 0.0 N/A
1898 - Nov 24 29 12 0.00 0.0 N/A
1899 - Nov 30 65 42 0.00 0.0 N/A
1900 - Nov 29 42 27 0.00 0.0 N/A
1901 - Nov 28 42 23 0.00 0.0 0
1902 - Nov 27 37 28 Trace Trace 0
1903 - Nov 26 23 13 0.00 0.0 0
1904 - Nov 24 49 31 0.00 0.0 0
1905 - Nov 30 27 12 0.00 0.0 0
1906 - Nov 29 40 30 Trace 0.0 0
1907 - Nov 28 48 31 0.00 0.0 0
1908 - Nov 26 51 34 0.00 0.0 0
1909 - Nov 25 57 34 0.00 0.0 0
1910 - Nov 24 61 41 Trace 0.0 0
1911 - Nov 30 37 16 0.00 0.0 Trace
1912 - Nov 28 43 22 0.00 0.0 0
1913 - Nov 27 60 49 0.02 0.0 0
1914 - Nov 26 65 45 0.00 0.0 0
1915 - Nov 25 67 54 0.52 0.0 0
1916 - Nov 30 52 32 0.00 0.0 0
1917 - Nov 29 39 36 0.13 0.0 0
1918 - Nov 28 48 35 0.53 0.0 0
1919 - Nov 27 31 27 0.01 0.1 Trace
1920 - Nov 25 37 32 0.00 0.0 0
1921 - Nov 24 44 30 0.00 0.0 0
1922 - Nov 30 60 41 0.01 0.0 0
1923 - Nov 29 45 33 0.34 0.0 0
1924 - Nov 27 43 31 Trace Trace 0
1925 - Nov 26 42 32 0.14 0.0 0
1926 - Nov 25 59 31 0.07 0.0 Trace
1927 - Nov 24 43 37 0.00 0.0 0
1928 - Nov 29 49 38 0.08 0.0 0
1929 - Nov 28 31 11 0.02 0.1 Trace
1930 - Nov 27 22 9 Trace Trace Trace
1931 - Nov 26 34 28 0.17 1.4 1
1932 - Nov 24 40 25 0.00 0.0 Trace
1933 - Nov 30 61 44 0.00 0.0 0
1934 - Nov 29 45 40 0.08 0.0 0
1935 - Nov 28 38 15 0.01 0.1 Trace
1936 - Nov 26 28 23 0.04 0.8 Trace
1937 - Nov 25 59 34 0.00 0.0 0
1938 - Nov 24 32 19 0.00 0.0 0
1939 - Nov 23 44 31 Trace 0.0 0
1940 - Nov 21 63 41 0.09 0.0 0
1941 - Nov 27 59 40 0.00 0.0 0
1942 - Nov 26 34 23 0.00 0.0 0
1943 - Nov 25 54 30 0.00 0.0 0
1944 - Nov 23 44 37 Trace 0.0 0
1945 - Nov 22 26 18 0.02 0.3 Trace
1946 - Nov 28 57 32 0.00 0.0 0
1947 - Nov 27 39 31 0.05 0.3 Trace
1948 - Nov 25 59 34 0.00 0.0 0
1949 - Nov 24 46 31 0.16 0.2 0
1950 - Nov 23 30 0 0.03 0.6 1
1951 - Nov 22 60 33 0.33 0.0 0
1952 - Nov 27 29 20 Trace Trace 0
1953 - Nov 26 39 29 0.02 Trace Trace
1954 - Nov 25 36 32 Trace Trace 0
1955 - Nov 24 41 19 0.00 0.0 0
1956 - Nov 22 29 17 Trace Trace Trace
1957 - Nov 28 43 26 0.02 0.0 0
1958 - Nov 27 27 17 0.06 0.7 0
1959 - Nov 26 32 26 Trace Trace Trace
1960 - Nov 24 52 28 0.00 0.0 0
1961 - Nov 23 45 35 Trace 0.0 0
1962 - Nov 22 46 28 0.00 0.0 0
1963 - Nov 28 57 33 0.00 0.0 0
1964 - Nov 26 43 32 0.00 0.0 0
1965 - Nov 25 56 38 0.04 0.0 0
1966 - Nov 24 67 53 0.15 0.0 0
1967 - Nov 23 37 21 0.00 0.0 0
1968 - Nov 28 51 35 1.47 Trace 0
1969 - Nov 27 37 28 Trace Trace 0
1970 - Nov 26 57 37 0.00 0.0 0
1971 - Nov 25 45 32 0.00 0.0 Trace
1972 - Nov 23 37 20 0.00 0.0 Trace
1973 - Nov 22 67 43 0.00 0.0 0
1974 - Nov 28 37 24 0.00 0.0 0
1975 - Nov 27 29 24 0.00 0.0 6
1976 - Nov 25 65 33 0.05 0.0 0
1977 - Nov 24 42 33 Trace Trace Trace
1978 - Nov 28 34 22 Trace Trace Trace
1979 - Nov 22 60 38 0.01 0.0 0
1980 - Nov 27 34 29 0.15 2.4 1
1981 - Nov 26 65 38 0.06 0.0 0
1982 - Nov 25 35 17 0.02 0.0 0
1983 - Nov 24 40 29 0.00 0.0 0
1984 - Nov 22 44 23 0.00 0.0 0
1985 - Nov 28 37 29 Trace 0.0 0
1986 - Nov 27 40 32 0.00 0.0 0
1987 - Nov 26 41 37 Trace 0.0 0
1988 - Nov 24 58 38 0.00 0.0 0
1989 - Nov 23 37 23 Trace Trace 0
1990 - Nov 22 50 36 0.01 0.0 0
1991 - Nov 28 61 43 Trace 0.0 0
1992 - Nov 26 40 30 0.01 Trace 0
1993 - Nov 25 47 30 0.24 0.0 0
1994 - Nov 24 54 31 Trace 0.0 0
1995 - Nov 23 43 24 0.00 0.0 0
1996 - Nov 28 41 22 0.00 0.0 0
1997 - Nov 27 53 28 0.34 0.0 0
1998 - Nov 26 66 34 0.00 0.0 0
1999 - Nov 25 46 24 0.00 0.0 0
2000 - Nov 23 45 20 0.00 0.0 0
2001 - Nov 22 61 39 0.00 0.0 0
2002 - Nov 28 42 19 0.00 0.0 0
2003 - Nov 27 51 36 0.00 0.0 0
2004 - Nov 25 37 14 0.00 0.0 4
2005 - Nov 24 42 16 0.00 0.0 0
2006 - Nov 23 62 36 0.00 0.0 0
2007 - Nov 22 37 30 0.01 0.1 0
2008 - Nov 27 51 24 0.00 0.0 0
2009 - Nov 26 40 29 0.03 0.0 0
2010 - Nov 25  44 26   0.02 0.0 
2011 - Nov 24  53 43  0.00  0.0 
2012 - Nov 22 66 48 0.00 0.0 0
2013 - Nov 28          

Springfield Thanksgiving Day High Temperature Statistics

Springfield Thanksgiving Day Low Temperature Statistics
Springfield Thanksgiving Day Precipitation Statistics
Springfield Thanksgiving Day Snowfall Statistics
Springfield Thanksgiving Day Snow Depth Statistics




High Temperatures on Thanksgiving...
Highs 20-29F... 13 days (9.7%)
Highs 30-39F... 31 days (23%)
Highs 40-49F... 44 days (33%)
Highs 50-59F... 25 days (19%)
Highs 60-69F... 21 days (16%)





Low Temperatures on Thanksgiving...
Lows 0-9F..... 2 days (1.5%)
Lows 10-19F... 19 days (14%)
Lows 20-29F... 40 days (30%)
Lows 30-39F... 56 days (42%)
Lows 40-49F... 13 days (9.7%)
Lows 50-59F... 4 days (3%)





Precipitation on Thanksgiving...
Dry............... 64 days (48%)
Trace............. 22 days (16%)
0.01-0.10 inches...30 days (22%)
0.11-0.25 inches... 8 days (6%)
0.26-0.50 inches... 5 days (3.7%)
0.51-0.75 inches... 4 days (3%)
0.76-1.00 inches... 0 days (0%)
1.01-1.25 inches... 0 days (0%)
1.26-1.50 inches... 1 day (0.7%)
1.51+ inches....... 0 days (0%)
Snowfall on Thanksgiving...
No Snow...........105 days (80%)
Trace............. 15 days (11%)
0.1-0.4 inches.... 7 days (5.3%)
0.5-0.9 inches.... 3 days (2.3%)
1-1.9 inches....... 1 day (0.8%)
2-2.9 inches....... 1 day (0.8%)


Snow Depth on Thanksgiving...
No Snow........... 90 days (80%)
Trace............. 17 days (15%)
1 inch............ 3 days (2.7%)
2 inches.......... 0 days (0%)
3 inches........... 0 days (0%)
4 inches........... 1 day (0.9%)
5 inches........... 0 days (0%)
6 inches........... 1 day (0.9%)


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