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Hazardous Heat in the Western U.S.; Heavy Rain and Flooding Potential in the Southern Rockies

Widespread high temperatures in the 90s with heat indices exceeding 100 degrees will persist across the western U.S. this weekend into next week. Some daily high temperature records are forecast to be tied or broken. Monsoon conditions continue to linger across the Southern Rockies posing a heavy rainfall threat which may lead to additional flash flooding concerns. Read More >

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Here is a look at some Thanksgiving Day weather statistics for Cincinnati, with data going back to 1871. As can be seen in the data below, there has been a fairly wide spectrum of temperatures and precipitation on Thanksgiving in Cincinnati. Highs have generally ranged from the 30s to the 50s, and lows have typically been in the 20s or 30s. While many Thanksgivings in Cincinnati have been dry, it is not uncommon to see measurable precipitation. Only a small fraction of Thanksgivings in Cincinnati have had measurable snowfall, however.

Thanksgiving Day Climate Extremes (1871-2023):
Warmest High Temperature: 71 degrees (1896)
Coldest High Temperature: 17 degrees (1930)
Coldest Low Temperature: 3 degrees (1930)
Warmest Low Temperature: 55 degrees (1896)
Most Precipitation: 2.62 inches (2010)
Most Snowfall: 2.1 inches (1938)
Greatest Snow Depth: 1 inch (1975, 1938, 1930)

Thanksgiving Day Climate Averages (1871-2023):
Average High Temperature: 48 degrees
Average Low Temperature: 32 degrees
Average Precipitation: 0.14 inches
Average Snowfall: 0.0 inches

Below are graphs showing the frequency distribution of Thanksgiving Day high/low temperatures, precipitation, and snowfall for Cincinnati. Click here for a full listing of Cincinnati's Thanksgiving Day climate records.