Past Thanksgiving Day weather is filled with ups and downs

CLEVELAND - Thanksgiving Day weather has a huge amount of variability from year to year as the historical records show.

The warmest temperature ever recorded on a Thanksgiving Day in Cleveland was 66 degrees F. This temperature occurred in 1908 and 1940. Contrast that to the coldest temperature ever in the area. That was 8 degrees F which happened on Thanksgiving Day 1930. That's a full 58 degree difference from high to low.

Out of the 110-year record, precipitation (rain or snow) occurred on 75 percent of Thanksgiving Days since 1900. The most rain fell just last year, in 2010, when Cleveland Hopkins International Airport measured 1.51 inches of rain. 1.83 inches of rain fell at the Akron Canton Regional Airport.

The most snowfall blasted Greater Cleveland on Thanksgiving Day 1936. 11.6 inches of snow fell on that day. Many of you may remember the Great Thanksgiving snow storm of 1950. While the storm is historic for Ohio snowfall in November, the majority of snow did not fall on Thanksgiving Day. Cleveland measured only .1" of snow that day. The majority of the rest of the 10 to 30 inches that fell in that storm came after the holiday: from the 24th through the 27th.

THANKSGIVING DAY WEATHER FOR CLEVELAND

 TEMPERATURE                     SNOW    SNOW YEAR    DATE    MAX     MIN     AVE     PCPN    FALL    DEPTH   1900    29th    40      31      36      0.01"    .1"    0 1901    28      30      25      28      Trace   Trace   0 1902    27      38      32      35      0.28    0.8     0 1903    26      27      20      24      0.33    3.3     3 1904    24      47      35      41      0.02     T      0    
 1905    30      25      19      22      0.06"   0.6"    Trace     1906    29      36      29      32       0       0      0     1907    28      46      34      40       T       T      0     1908    26      66      44      55      0.01     0      0     1909    25      40      32      36       0       0      0     1910    24      43      35      39      0.50     0      0     
 1911    30      32      20      26       0"      0"     0 1912    28      33      26      30      0.01    0.1     T 1913    27      45      42      44      0.03     0      0 1914    26      61      46      54       0       0      0 1915    25      61      36      48       0       0      0 
 1916    30      43      34      38       0       0      0 1917    29      39      32      36       0       0      0 1918    28      60      34      47      0.05     0      0 1919    27      35      32      34       T       T      0 1920    25      41      39      40      0.05     0      0    
 1921    24      58      38      48      0.19"    0      0 1922    30      54      38      46       0       0      0 1923    29      46      28      37      0.51     0      0 1924    27      43      32      38      0.01     0      0 1925    26      38      27      32      0.10     0      T   
 1926    25      50      29      40      0.16"    0      0 1927    24      59      42      50      1.03     0      0 1928    29      41      38      40       T       0      0 1929    28      32      17      24      0.16    1.9     1 1930    27      23       8      16      0.10    1.2     8   
 1931    26      36      31      34       0       0      0 1932    24      42      35      38       0       0      0 1933    30      62      40      51       T       0      0 1934    29      58      44      51      0.08     0      0 1935    28      57      32      44      0.43     T      T    
 1936    26      27      20      24      0.91"  11.6"    9" 1937    25      55      36      46       T       0      0 1938    24      28      24      26      0.07    0.7     2 1939    23      42      38      40       0       0      0 1940    21      66      43      54      0.02     0      0      
 1941    20      62      37      50      0.23"    0      0 1942    26      47      28      38       T       0      0 1943    25      57      28      42       0       0      0 1944    23      36      30      33      0.06    0.6     T 1945    22      36      20      28       T       T      T    
 1946    28      48      25      36       0       0      0 1947    27      33      17      25       T       T      T 1948    25      50      28      39       0       0      0 1949    24      45      23      34      0.14     T      0 1950    23      45      26      36      0.09    0.1     T      
 1951    22      51      41      46      0.33"    0      Trace 1952    27      37      26      32       T       T      0 1953    26      33      30      32      0.03    0.3     T 1954    25      39      33      36      0.08     T      0 1955    24      34      26      30       0       0      0      
 1956    22      33      19      26      0.03"   0.3"    Trace 1957    28      56      48
     52      0.60     0      0 1958    27      29      22      26      0.02    0.4     T 1959    26      37      22      30      0.12    0.8     T 1960    24      51      23      37       0       0      0      
 1961    23      49      42      46      1.32"    0      0 1962    29      63      33      48       0       0      0 1963    28      53      35      44       0       0      0 1964    26      53      35      44      0.05     0      0 1965    25      51      36      44      0.01     0      0      
 1966    24      60      51      56      Trace    0      0 1967    23      37      32      35       T       T      0 1968    28      59      42      51      0.82     0      0 1969    27      43      33      38      0.02     T      0 1970    26      47      30      39       0       0      0      
 1971    25      39      30      35       0       0      T 1972    23      36      30      33       T       T      2 1973    22      59      40      50       0       0      0 1974    28      38      27      33       T       T      T 1975    27      38      32      35      0.16    1.2     0      
 1976    25      50      25      38      0.02"   0.2"    1 1977    24      45      37      41       0       0      0 1978    23      54      40      47      0.25     0      0 1979    22      61      53      57      0.30     0      0 1980    27      39      32      36      0.29    0.6     0      
 1981    26      60      31      46      0.14"    0      Trace 1982    25      37      23      30       0       0      0 1983    24      63      29      46      0.02     T      0 1984    22      37      28      33       0       0      T 1985    28      39      32      36      0.28     0      0      
 1986    27      47      32      40       0       0      0 1987    26      42      36      39       T       0      0 1988    24      51      24      38       0       0      0 1989    23      30      24      27      0.14    3.9     5 1990    22      58      37      48      0.69     0      0      
 1991    28      50      38      44      0.19"    0      0 1992    26      56      36      46      0.01     0      0 1993    25      46      27      37       0       0      0 1994    24      49      20      35       0       0      0 1995    23      39      32      36       T       T      1  
 1996    28      30      19      25      0.10"   1.7"    1" 1997    27      49      30      40      0.06     0      0 1998    26      51      40      46      0.01     0      0 1999    25      48      34      41      0.03     0      0 2000    23      31      13      22       0       0      4  
 2001    22      53      37      45       0       0      0 2002    28      30      20      25       0       0      2 2003    27      44      36      40      0.59     0      0 2004    25      41      27      34      0.20    0.9     0 2005    24      36      14      25      0.17    2.4     1  
 2006    23      50      25      38       0       0      0 2007    22      47      33      40      0.77    0.6     0 2008    27      40      25      33       0       0      T 2009    26      48      38      43       T       0      0 2010    25      55      38      47      1.51"    0      
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