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Thanksgiving Weather for Northern Illinois:   Statistics for Chicago and Rockford

 

Thanksgiving Weather History

 

 

Chicago:
The following statistics comprises 148 years of data, however snowfall data began in 1884, so that element comprises of 136 years of data. Data collection began at the University of Chicago, then at Midway, and currently at O'Hare which is now the official station for Chicago.

To see the daily climate data for Chicago for Thanksgivings from 1872-Present, click here.

 

 Graph of high temperatures in Chicago on Thanksgiving
Frequency distribution of high temperatures for Chicago. This dataset shows that the most frequent range of high temperatures on Thanksgiving is in between 40 and 49 degrees, however the range of 30-39 degrees is not that far behind. Since Thanksgiving doesn’t always occur on the same day, there is no normal high. The highest temperature recorded on Thanksgiving is 69 degrees set on November 24th, 1966.  The coldest high temperature on Thanksgiving is 14 degrees which occurred on November 27th, 1930.  

 

Low temperatures at Chicago on Thanksgiving
Frequency distribution of low temperatures for Chicago. This dataset shows that the most frequent range of low temperatures on Thanksgiving is in between 30 and 39 degrees. The lowest temperature recorded on Thanksgiving is  -1 which occurred on November 23rd, 1950. The highest low temperature for Thanksgiving was 57 degrees in 1896.

 

Precipitation amounts at Chicago on Thanksgiving
Frequency distribution of precipitation for Chicago. This dataset shows that the most frequent amount of precipitation recorded on Thanksgiving is 0.00”, which accounts for 43% of the days in the dataset. The next most frequent range is 0.02” to 0.25”, closely followed by a trace of precipitation. The highest amount of precipitation on Thanksgiving occurred on November 28th, 1968 when 1.56” of precipitation fell. This is the only instance of where over an inch of precipitation fell on Thanksgiving. 
Amount of snowfall that fell in Chicago on Thanksgiving
Frequency distribution of snowfall for Chicago. This dataset shows that the most frequent amount of snowfall recorded on Thanksgiving is 0.0”, which accounts for 72% of the days in the dataset. The next most frequent range is a Trace, followed by 0.1” to 0.9”. The highest amount of snowfall recorded on Thanksgiving occurred on November 27th, 1980 when 3.0” of snow fell. 

 

ADDITIONAL THANKSGIVING CLIMATE DATA     ( * MEANS LAST OCCURRENCE)

MAX TEMP
WARMEST

MIN TEMP
WARMEST
PRECIPITATION 
WETTEST
69
Nov 24, 1966
57
Nov 26, 1896
1.56
Nov 28, 1968
64
Nov 26, 1914
54
Nov 24, 1966
0.68
Nov 28, 1918
63
* Nov 22, 2012
50
Nov 27, 1879
0.66
Nov 28, 1991
62
Nov 26, 1981
49
* Nov 25, 1915
0.60
Nov 24, 1887
61
* Nov 26, 1998
48
Nov 26, 2015
0.56
Nov 27, 1951
60
* Nov 26, 2015
44
* Nov 29, 1913
0.53
Nov 29, 1923
59
* Nov 24, 1988
42
* Nov 22, 2012
0.43
Nov 27, 1980
58
* Nov 23, 2006
41
* Nov 21, 1940
0.42
Nov 26, 2015
57
Nov 22, 2001
40
* Nov 24, 2011
0.36
Nov 25, 1897
54
* Nov 22, 1990
39
* Nov 22, 2001
0.35
Nov 26, 1896
 
MAX TEMP
COLDEST
MIN TEMP
COLDEST
 
14
Nov 27, 1930
-1
Nov 23, 1950
 
19
* Nov 24, 1881
0
Nov 28, 1872
 
22
Nov 22, 1945
3
Nov 27, 1930
 
24
* Nov 28, 1929
9
Nov 24, 1898
 
25
* Nov 22, 1956
10
* Nov 23, 1989
 
26
* Nov 26, 1936
12
* Nov 26, 1903
 
27
* Nov 27, 2014
13
Nov 27, 1947
 
28
* Nov 27, 1952
14
Nov 27, 1958
 
29
Nov 25, 1880
15
* Nov 27, 2014
 
30
* Nov 24, 1983
16
Nov 24, 2005
 

 

Updated 11/25/2020