Thanksgiving Day Weather Statistics

Here are some stats compiled by the National Weather Service Northern Indiana Office for past Thanksgiving days at climate stations South Bend (SBN) and Fort Wayne (FWA) dating back to 1950. Tables with the yearly data for each site can be found at the bottom of this page and by clicking on the links to PDFs below. Questions or comments can be sent to NWS Northern Indiana Climate Focal Point Sam Lashley.

South Bend Indiana

Thanksgiving Day records for South Bend go back 62 years to 1950 in this news story. Measurable snow has occurred on 13 of 62 Thanksgiving days, which equals about 21 percent of the time. The most recent measurable snowfall occurred on Thanksgiving 2007, which was November 22nd. A total of 1.9 inches fell on this day, with a high temperature of 38 and a low of 29. The precipitation total for the day was 0.21 inches. There was also 1.7 inches that fell during Thanksgiving 2005, which was on November 24th. The high was 40 on this day but the low temperature was a very cold 15 degrees.

The coldest high temperature recorded on Thanksgiving Day since 1950 was 26 in 1952. The coldest low temperature was 1 recorded in 1950. The warmest temperature was a balmy 64 which occurred in both 1966 and 1973.The warmest low temperature was 52 in 1966.

The maximum snowfall recorded was 5.5 inches in 1980. There have been 43 years with no snowfall and 6 years with just a trace of snowfall. The maximum snow depth on Thanksgiving Day was 6 inches in 1975. The earliest Thanksgiving Day with measurable snowfall occurred on November 22nd, 1956 when 2.9 inches fell, and November 22nd, 2007 when 1.9 inches fell.

Fort Wayne Indiana

Thanksgiving Day records for Fort Wayne go back 62 years to 1950 in this news story. Measurable snow has occurred on 9 of 62 Thanksgiving days, which equals about 15 percent of the time. The most recent measurable snowfall occurred on Thanksgiving 2004, which fell on November 25th. A total of 0.6 inches fell on this day, with a high temperature of 37 and a low of 25. The precipitation total for the day was only a trace.

The coldest high temperature recorded on Thanksgiving Day since 1950 was 27 in 1956. The coldest temperature was 3 recorded in 1950. The warmest temperature was a mild 63 which occurred in 1973. The warmest low temperature was 51 in 1979.

The maximum snowfall recorded was 4.0 inches in 1980. There have been 44 years with no snowfall and 9 years with just a trace of snowfall. The maximum snow depth on Thanksgiving Day was 4 inches in 1975. The earliest Thanksgiving day with measurable snowfall occurred on November 22nd, 1956 when 0.1 inches fell.
 
 

South Bend Thanksgiving Day Weather

Date

High

Low

Precipitation

Snowfall

Snow depth

24-Nov-2011

47

34

0.00

0

0

25-Nov-2010

42

26

0.51

0

0

26-Nov-2009

42

35

0.15

0

0

27-Nov-2008

44

22

0.00

0.0

0

22-Nov-2007

38

29

0.21

1.9

2

23-Nov-2006

55

25

0.00

0.0

0

24-Nov-2005

40

15

0.07

1.7

T

25-Nov-2004

36

24

T

T

5

27-Nov-2003

45

38

0.03

0.0

0

28-Nov-2002

30

21

0.00

0.0

0

22-Nov-2001

54

38

0.00

0.0

0

23-Nov-2000

32

15

0.00

0.0

4

25-Nov-1999

46

28

0.00

0.0

0

26-Nov-1998

58

37

0.00

0.0

0

27-Nov-1997

47

26

0.52

0.0

0

28-Nov-1996

33

21

0.04

0.4

1

23-Nov-1995

34

24

0.00

0.0

T

25-Nov-1994

45

28

0.00

0.0

0

25-Nov-1993

43

34

0.22

0.0

0

26-Nov-1992

42

32

0.04

0.2

0

28-Nov-1991

41

36

0.13

0.0

0

22-Nov-1990

63

39

0.21

0.0

0

23-Nov-1989

29

20

0.02

0.2

T

24-Nov-1988

57

31

0.00

0.0

0

26-Nov-1987

42

34

0.00

0.0

0

27-Nov-1986

39

27

0.00

0.0

0

28-Nov-1985

36

32

0.04

0.7

1

22-Nov-1984

41

21

0.00

0.0

0

24-Nov-1983

35

29

0.00

0.0

0

25-Nov-1982

36

21

0.00

0.0

0

26-Nov-1981

60

37

0.23

0.0

0

27-Nov-1980

37

35

0.65

5.5

T

22-Nov-1979

59

49

0.69

0.0

0

23-Nov-1978

47

38

0.62

0.0

0

24-Nov-1977

39

33

0.00

0.0

0

25-Nov-1976

55

32

T

0.0

T

27-Nov-1975

36

30

0.18

2.3

6

28-Nov-1974

35

26

0.00

0.0

T

22-Nov-1973

64

34

0.00

0.0

0

23-Nov-1972

34

27

T

T

T

25-Nov-1971

38

27

0.00

0.0

1

26-Nov-1970

45

37

0.01

0.0

5

27-Nov-1969

38

25

T

T

0

28-Nov-1968

50

35

1.20

0.0

0

23-Nov-1967

34

31

0.00

0.0

0

24-Nov-1966

64

52

0.18

0.0

0

25-Nov-1965

48

42

T

0.0

0

26-Nov-1964

44

32

T

0.0

T

28-Nov-1963

58

38

0.00

0.0

0

22-Nov-1962

43

26

T

T

0

23-Nov-1961

46

38

T

0.0

0

24-Nov-1960

50

27

0.00

0.0

0

26-Nov-1959

31

24

0.01

0.2

2

27-Nov-1958

28

20

0.02

0.2

T

28-Nov-1957

49

35

0.08

0.0

0

22-Nov-1956

27

18

0.23

2.9

3

24-Nov-1955

34

19

0.00

0.0

0

25-Nov-1954

42

31

0.36

T

0

26-Nov-1953

33

26

0.10

1.9

3

27-Nov-1952

26

19

T

T

T

22-Nov-1951

52

36

0.57

0.0

0

23-Nov-1950

33

1

0.13

1.8

2

 Link to Thanksgiving Day Weather Statistics for South Bend (pdf)

 

Fort Wayne Thanksgiving Day Weather

Date

High

Low

Precipitation

Snowfall

Snow depth

24-Nov-2011

48

33

0.00

0.0

0

25-Nov-2010

48

30

1.78

T

0

26-Nov-2009

43

37

0.11

0

0

27-Nov-2008

46

20

0.00

0.0

0

22-Nov-2007

42

33

0.03

T

0

23-Nov-2006

50

26

0.00

0.0

0

24-Nov-2005

39

14

T

T

T

25-Nov-2004

37

25

T

0.6

T

27-Nov-2003

47

38

0.10

0.0

0

28-Nov-2002

31

20

0.00

0.0

T

22-Nov-2001

56

32

0.00

0.0

0

23-Nov-2000

34

19

0.00

0.0

0

25-Nov-1999

45

28

T

0.0

0

26-Nov-1998

54

36

0.00

0.0

0

27-Nov-1997

48

26

0.18

0.0

0

28-Nov-1996

33

24

0.00

0.0

0

23-Nov-1995

39

26

0.00

0.0

0

25-Nov-1994

50

24

0.00

0.0

0

25-Nov-1993

41

36

0.29

0.0

0

26-Nov-1992

43

32

0.01

T

0

28-Nov-1991

51

38

0.12

0.0

0

22-Nov-1990

58

33

0.32

0.0

0

23-Nov-1989

29

18

0.02

0.4

T

24-Nov-1988

55

26

0.00

0.0

0

26-Nov-1987

38

36

0.00

0.0

0

27-Nov-1986

41

31

0.00

0.0

0

28-Nov-1985

33

32

0.14

0.7

1

22-Nov-1984

40

19

0.00

0.0

0

24-Nov-1983

39

30

0.00

0.0

0

25-Nov-1982

33

21

0.00

0.0

0

26-Nov-1981

58

34

0.07

0.0

0

27-Nov-1980

36

32

0.15

4.0

2

22-Nov-1979

57

51

0.55

0.0

0

23-Nov-1978

49

38

0.32

0.0

0

24-Nov-1977

39

31

0.00

0.0

0

25-Nov-1976

59

29

0.00

0.0

0

27-Nov-1975

35

29

0.07

1.5

4

28-Nov-1974

36

20

0.00

0.0

T

22-Nov-1973

63

37

0.00

0.0

0

23-Nov-1972

35

25

0.00

0.0

0

25-Nov-1971

34

24

T

T

T

26-Nov-1970

50

33

T

0.0

T

27-Nov-1969

43

28

0.00

0.0

0

28-Nov-1968

60

38

1.08

0.0

0

23-Nov-1967

33

27

0.00

0.0

0

24-Nov-1966

61

50

0.01

0.0

0

25-Nov-1965

48

40

T

0.0

0

26-Nov-1964

50

29

T

0.0

0

28-Nov-1963

58

32

0.00

0.0

0

22-Nov-1962

43

24

T

T

0

23-Nov-1961

46

38

0.15

0.0

0

24-Nov-1960

51

25

0.00

0.0

0

26-Nov-1959

33

24

0.12

1.2

1

27-Nov-1958

28

16

T

T

T

28-Nov-1957

50

38

0.11

0.0

0

22-Nov-1956

27

19

0.01

0.1

T

24-Nov-1955

35

19

0.00

0.0

0

25-Nov-1954

37

32

0.09

0.3

T

26-Nov-1953

32

29

0.09

1.2

T

27-Nov-1952

31

21

T

T

0

22-Nov-1951

54

44

0.39

0.0

0

23-Nov-1950

35

3

0.04

T

T

Link to Thanksgiving Day Weather Statistics for Fort Wayne (pdf)

 

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