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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 37% of Thanksgivings, and snow has occurred 34% of Thanksgivings.

In 2023, Thanksgiving featured cool temperatures and accumulating snow, with several inches of snow across portions of northeastern Wyoming and southwestern South Dakota.