Here is a look at some Thanksgiving Day weather statistics for Columbus, with data going back to 1878. Note that because the holiday falls on different days from year to year, the "normals" shown below have been averaged over the period November 22-28. As can be seen in the data below, there has been a fairly wide spectrum of temperatures and precipitation on Thanksgiving in Columbus. Highs have generally ranged from the 30s to the 50s, and lows have typically been in the 20s or 30s. While many Thanksgivings in Columbus have been dry, it is not uncommon to see measurable precipitation. Only a small fraction of Thanksgivings in Columbus have had measurable snowfall.
Thanksgiving Day Climate Extremes (1878-2013):
Warmest High Temperature: 70 degrees (1896)
Coldest High Temperature: 12 degrees (1930)
Coldest Low Temperature: 3 degrees (1930)
Warmest Low Temperature: 53 degrees (1979)
Most Precipitation: 1.76 inches (2010)
Most Snowfall: 1.1 inches (1950)
Greatest Snow Depth: 1 inch (2013, 1959)
Thanksgiving Day Climate Normals (1981-2010):
Normal High Temperature: 48 degrees
Normal Low Temperature: 33 degrees
Normal Precipitation: 0.11 inches
Normal Snowfall: 0.1 inches
Below are graphs showing the frequency distribution of Thanksgiving Day high/low temperatures, precipitation, and snowfall for Columbus. Click here for a full listing of Columbus' Thanksgiving Day climate records.