Thanksgiving Weather for Northern Illinois:   Statistics for Chicago and Rockford

 

Rockford:
The following statistics comprises 107 years of data. Data collection for Rockford was at the Greater Rockford Airport.

To see the daily climate data for Rockford for Thanksgivings from 1905-Present, click here.

Graph of high temperatures at Rockford on Thanksgiving
Frequency distribution of high temperatures for Rockford. This dataset shows that the most frequent range of high temperatures on Thanksgiving is in between 30 to 39 degree range. Since Thanksgiving doesn’t always occur on the same day, there is no normal high. The highest temperature recorded on Thanksgiving is 67 degrees which was set on November 16th, 1914. This is one of six times that the high temperature reached the 60s on Thanksgiving in Rockford’s history. The coldest high temperature on Thanksgiving is 17 degrees which occurred on November 27th, 1930. In 2013, the high temperature was 32 degrees.

 Graph of low temperatures at Rockford on Thanksgiving
Frequency distribution of low temperatures for Rockford. This dataset shows that the most frequent range of low temperatures on Thanksgiving is in between 20 and 39 degrees. The lowest temperature recorded on Thanksgiving in Rockford is -1 degree which occurred on November 27th, 1930. The highest low temperature for Thanksgiving was 53 degrees on November 24th, 1966. In 2013, the low temperature was 16 degrees, which is in the 3rd most common range of low temperatures.

Graph of precipitation that has fallen at Rockford on Thanksgiving
Frequency distribution of precipitation for Rockford. This dataset shows that the most frequent amount of precipitation recorded on Thanksgiving is 0.00”, which accounts for 44% of the days in the dataset. The next most frequent range is a trace of precipitation. The highest amount of precipitation on Thanksgiving occurred in November 28th, 1918 when 0.81” of precipitation fell. There has never been an instance of over an inch of rain falling on Thanksgiving. In 2013, there was no precipitation on Thanksgiving.

 
 
Frequency distribution of snowfall for Rockford. This dataset shows that the most frequent amount of snowfall recorded on Thanksgiving is 0.0”, which accounts for 71% of the days in the dataset. The next most frequent range is a trace. The highest amount of snow that has fallen on Thanksgiving is 4.5” on November 28th, 1968. In 2013, no snow fell.
 

ADDITIONAL THANKSGIVING CLIMATE DATA     ( * MEANS LAST OCCURRENCE)

MAX TEMP
WARMEST

MIN TEMP
WARMEST
PCPN
WETTEST
SNOW
MOST
67
Nov 26, 1914
53
Nov 24, 1966
0.81
Nov 28, 1918
4.5
Nov 28, 1968
64
* Nov 22, 2012
47
Nov 29, 1913
0.80
Nov 28, 1968
3.0
Nov 26, 1953
62
* Nov 30, 1933
41
Nov 26, 1914
0.63
Nov 28, 1991
2.0
* Nov 24, 1949
61
Nov 24, 1966
40
Nov 29, 1906
0.60
Nov 24, 1966
1.5
Nov 22, 1945
59
* Nov 26, 1998
39
* Nov 22, 2012
0.59
Nov 26, 1981
0.8
Nov 27, 1975
58
* Nov 23, 2006
36
* Nov 25, 1993
0.56
Nov 25, 1993
57
* Nov 22, 2001
35
* Nov 22,2001
0.46
Nov 24, 1927
56
Nov 22, 1973
34
* Nov 26, 1981
0.33
Nov 24, 1949
55
* Nov 30, 1922
33
* Nov 22, 1973
0.31
Nov 27, 1919
54
* Nov 22, 1990
32
* Nov 26, 1998
0.30
Nov 26, 1953
 
MAX TEMP
COLDEST
MIN TEMP
COLDEST
PCPN
DRIEST
SNOW
LEAST
17
Nov 27, 1930
-1
Nov 27, 1930
0.00
* Nov 28, 2013
0.0
* Nov 28, 2013
22
Nov 22, 1945
0
Nov 23, 1950
T
* Nov 22, 2012
T
* Nov 22, 2007
23
Nov 22, 1956
5
Nov 23, 1989
0.01
Nov 27, 2003
0.1
* Nov 26, 1992
25
* Nov 27, 1958
10
* Nov 27, 1958
0.02
* Nov 22, 1985
0.4
* Nov 22, 1985
27
* Nov 27, 1975
11
* Nov 27, 1975
0.03
Nov 26, 1992
0.5
Nov 23, 1944
28
Nov 26, 1959
12
Nov 28, 2002
0.04
Nov 27, 1975
29
* Nov 23, 1989
13
Nov 26, 1936
0.05
* Nov 23, 1944
31
* Nov 23, 1995
14
* Nov 28, 1996
0.06
* Nov 26, 1959
32
* Nov 28, 2013
15
* Nov 24, 2005
0.07
Nov 22, 1979
33
* Nov 28, 1974
16
* Nov 28, 2014
0.08
* Nov 27, 1980

 

Updated 11/2/2014 ACS


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