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Heavy Rain Continues over Portions of the Pacific Northwest

Heavy rain with local flooding will continue along the Washington and Oregon coasts for the next few days. Snow will impact the higher elevations of the Cascades to the northern Rockies. Strong winds will develop in the Sierra and Great Basin. Meanwhile, heavy rain is possible in parts of Florida while light snow will fall in the Upper Great Lakes and northern New England. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Thu, Nov. 23, 2017 at 3:53:21 am MST

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The day Thanksgiving fell on was not standardized across the United States until 1941. For the 76 Thanksgiving Days that have occurred since then, Pocatello has seen an average high of 40 and an average low of 21. The record high for the holiday is 63, set in 1998. The record low is 11 below zero, set in 1993. The wettest Thanksgiving Day was 2001, with 0.35 of an inch of rain. The snowiest holiday was Thanksgiving Day 2015 when 3.6 inches of snow fell.
Near record highs are forecast across SE Idaho this Thanksgiving -- some 20 degrees above average.
While some years of weather records are not available, Fanning Field has an archive dating back as far at 1948 (65 years are available). Thanksgiving Day falls on a different day each year, which makes getting the records for the holiday a little tougher, it can be done. The average high for the holiday in Idaho Falls is 37 degrees F, and the low is 19; Thanksgiving Day 2017 should be warmer for both. The record warmth for the Day is 61, set in 1998. The record low occurred twice, for two years in a row, 1992 and 1993. The snowiest Thanksgiving for Idaho Falls was 1975, when 4.5 inches fell.


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