Thanksgiving Day Climate Information

Thanksgiving Day Weather in Indianapolis

This Thursday, November 22nd will mark the annual observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. With many Hoosiers planning to travel outside of the area for the occasion, or receive guests from out of town, the question of weather is often a very important one. In the past 136 years in Indianapolis, Thanksgiving Day has seen everything from mild and dry to bitterly cold and snowy, and just about everything in between.

The following shows some selected information regarding both the normal weather on Thanksgiving Day in Indianapolis, as well as some of the extremes that the day has seen since 1871.

For more historical weather information on Thanksgiving as well as other holidays, please visit the following page:

http://www.weather.gov/climate/local_data.php?wfo=ind


 

 

 Average Thanksgiving Day Weather (1871-2006)

High Temperature

Low Temperature

Avg Daily Temperature

Precipitation

Snowfall

46

30

37.9

0.11

0.1

 


 

 

 

Thanksgiving Day Extremes

Warmest High Temperature

Coldest Low Temperature

Coldest High Temperature

Warmest Low Temperature

Most Precipitation

Most Snowfall

74 / 1900

1 / 1930

14 / 1930

55 / 1966

1.01 / 1951

2.4 / 1902

69 / 1973

6 / 1950

24 / 1893

55 / 1896

0.93 / 1968

2.0 / 1959

69 / 1896

10 / 1881

24 / 1881

53 / 1879

0.89 / 1916

0.9 / 1953

68 / 1934

10 / 1871

25 / 1903

50 / 1979

0.88 / 1887

0.5 / 1980

68 / 1915

12 / 1872

26 / 1956

48 / 1883

0.74 / 1993

0.5 / 1889

65 / 1981

13 / 2005

26 / 1945

47 / 1951

0.74 / 1899

0.2 / 1989

65 / 1883

14 / 1898

26 / 1889

47 / 1913

0.73 / 1990

0.2 / 1947

64 / 1966

14 / 1892

27 / 1936

46 / 1915

0.64 / 1980

0.2 / 1928

64 / 1894

15 / 1982

27 / 1880

43 / 2003

0.52 / 1918

0.2 / 1911

63 / 1968

15 /1903

27 / 1871

43 / 1965

0.51 / 1979

0.2 /1981


 

 

 Last 5 Thanksgiving Days

Year

High Temperature

Low Temperature

Precipitation

Snowfall

2006

59

28

0.00

0.0

2005

44

13

0.00

0.0

2004

40

30

0.02

0.1

2003

50

43

0.31

0.0

2002

36

21

0.00

0.0

 


 

 

This Year’s Thanksgiving Day Forecast

The forecast for this year’s Thanksgiving Day includes a chance of rain and snow, as well as windy and sharply colder conditions.  For further updates, visit www.weather.gov/indy

 


 

 

Data Prepared by Logan Johnson, Climate Services Focal Point

Contact w-ind.webmaster@noaa.gov for more information.



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