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Wintry Mix in the Central Plains; Powerful Pacific Storm Approaching

A storm will track from the southern Plains to the Ohio Valley through Friday with showers and thunderstorms. On the northern edge, snow, ice, and/or a wintry mix is possible from the central Plains to the central Great Lakes. A significant Pacific storm with high winds, and heavier rain and snow will arrive late Friday through the weekend with impacts spreading across much of the West. Read More >

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Dallas/Fort Worth - Thanksgiving Climatology

the fourth Thursday in November   (other dates prior to 1942)

Temperature
  • Normal maximum: 63°F
  • Normal minimum: 43°F
  • Number of freezes: 19
  • Number of days with maximum:
         100°F or more: 0
         32°F or less: 0
Highest Maximum
Rank Temperature Date
1 88 Nov 25, 1965
2 87 Nov 24, 1910
3 81 Nov 23, 1967
4
(tie)
80 Nov 24, 1966
80 Nov 25, 1926

 

Lowest Minimum
Rank Temperature Date
1 21 Nov 30, 1911
2
(tie)
23 Nov 25, 1993
23 Nov 30, 1905
4 24 Nov 24, 1898
5 25 Nov 24, 1938

 

Lowest Maximum
Rank Temperature Date
1 35 Nov 25, 1993
2 37 Nov 30, 1905
3
(tie)
39 Nov 26, 1992
39 Nov 27, 1958
5
(tie)
42 Nov 28, 1985
42 Nov 27, 1952
Highest Minimum
Rank Temperature Date
1
(tie)
66 Nov 26, 2015
66 Nov 28, 1991
66 Nov 30, 1922
4 65 Nov 24, 1966
5 64 Nov 22, 1951
 
Precipitation
  • Number of occurrences with any precipitation: 33
  • Number of occurrences with measurable precipitation: 24
  • Average amount when precipitation occurred: 0.37"
  • Chance of measurable precipitation: 19%
  • Number of occurrences of:
         thunder: 6
         snow: 1 
         sleet (ice pellets): 1 
         freezing rain/freezing drizzle (glaze): 1 
         fog: 23
Wettest
Rank Precipitation Date
1 3.06 Nov 26, 1914
2 2.71 Nov 26, 2015
3 0.76 Nov 27, 1958
4 0.70 Nov 24, 2022
5
(tie)
0.67 Nov 27, 1919
0.67 Nov 27, 1913
 
Significant Events
  • November 22, 2007 - A light wintry mix of sleet and snow fell during a cold afternoon. It was only the second occasion that wintry precipitation fell during a home Dallas Cowboys football game (vs. New York Jets). Although sleet did occur in the Metroplex, only snow was observed at DFW Airport.
  • November 25, 1993 - Freezing rain and sleet fell during a subfreezing afternoon, amounting to 0.3" on the ground. This was the first time that wintry precipitation was ever recorded on Thanksgiving. The low was 23°F and the high was only 35°F, making it the coldest Thanksgiving ever. Also, the annual Thanksgiving Day Dallas Cowboys football game (vs. Miami Dolphins) was the first time wintry precipitation fell during an NFL game in Dallas.
  • November 25, 1965 - This hot day reached a record high of 88°F.
  • November 22, 1945 - It was the first killing frost of the winter of 1945-46, a low temperature of 31°F.
  • November 30, 1905 - The first killing frost of the season was a hard freeze, a morning low of 23°F.