Thanksgiving Climate Stats

November 20, 2017 0 Comments

Ahh Thanksgiving the holidays are right around the corner. The heavenly smells of cornbread stuffing & turkey fill the air. Friends and family come from far and wide to spend the holiday together and to give thanks. It’s a day for eating good food, remembering what you are thankful for, and watching some football. The weather plays a big part in the holiday gathering. This year AAA estimates over 51 million Americans will take to the roads, rails, and sky to travel for the holiday.

Let’s take a look back on the weather history for Thanskgiving Day in Peoria. In Peoria, National Weather Service Observations go back to 1893! These weather observations were collected downtown Peoria from 1893 to 1904, at Bradley University from 1905 to 1943 and at the Peoria International Airport fro 1943 to current day.

The average high temperature for Thanksgiving November 23 is 46 degrees and the average low temperature is 30. The snowiest Thanksgiving on Record in Peoria was set back in 1893. However, the thanksgiving with the most snow already on the ground was in 1975 with snow 7 inches deep. The warmest Thanksgiving was in 1915 with a high temperature of 68 degrees.

Those are just some of the more memorable Thanksgivings on record in Peoria. All of this information comes from our partners at the National Weather Service in Lincoln, IL.

The good news is we are expecting calm and pretty close to average conditions here in Peoria for this Thanksgiving. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving Holiday!

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