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Severe Weather Expected for the South on Tuesday; Winter Weather Conditions for the West, Central Plains, and Upper Mississippi River Valley

Severe weather is forecast across the middle and lower Mississippi Valley Tuesday afternoon where tornadoes and damaging winds are expected. A strong cold front will track across the Intermountain West accompanied by strong winds, heavy snow and elevated fire weather conditions for portions of the western High Plains with heavy snow likely for Upper Mississippi Valley Tuesday. Read More >

Here is a look at Thanksgiving Weather History for Peoria and Springfield. 

Peoria Thanksgiving Weather History

Springfield Thanksgiving Weather History


While Thanksgiving had been celebrated unofficially in the United States for many years, it was on October 3, 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln officially declared the last Thursday of November as Thanksgiving Day. In 1941, Congress moved the date to the fourth Thursday of November (effective in 1942), in part to clear confusion caused by a Proclamation issued by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The statistics compiled here use the last Thursday of November through 1941, and the fourth Thursday from 1942 to present.


Thanksgiving climate statistics for Peoria and Springfield