CLEVELAND - Remember Thanksgiving Day one year ago? It was 61 degrees in Cleveland, certainly sultry for any late November afternoon! Akron & Canton also hit 61 degrees last year. This year's high temperatures will be about 30 degrees colder on Thanksgiving.
There have been lots of ups and downs for Turkey Days in northern Ohio over the years.
The coldest Thanksgiving temperature occurred in 1930 when the low dropped to 8 bitter degrees. The warmest occurred in both 1908 and 1940 when the temperatures soared to 66 degrees as everyone finished up their pumpkin pies that day.
It snows at least a few flakes about once every three years, but it rains two out of every three Thanksgivings here.
The most snow ever recorded on Thanksgiving Day in Cleveland was back in 1936 when 11.6 inches of snow walloped the area. A record rainfall of 1.51 inches soaked the area back in 2010.
Thanksgiving Day 2013 will be the 14th time measurable snow was on the ground in the last 112 years! Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!