National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

The following tables show the climate information for Rapid City, Gillette, Lead, Winner, Lemmon, Sundance, Spearfish, Newcastle, Hot Springs, and Custer on Thanksgiving, as well as the weather in downtown Rapid City and Gillette for the past 10 Thanksgiving Days. Record highs around the area have reached the mid-60s to upper 70s, with record lows generally in the teens below zero. Of the ten sites listed, precipitation is most likely in Lead, where precipitation has occurred on 34% of Thanksgivings. The Thanksgiving of 2015 was a cold and snowy one across the area. Gillette set a new record of 4.0 inches for Thanksgiving Day snowfall that year. The old record was 3.5 inches, set on November 27, 1924.