SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) — We’re feeling a colder Thanksgiving this year than most. Meteorologist Brian Karstens takes a closer look at the wide variety of weather conditions we experienced over the years on this holiday.
With temperatures remaining in the 1930s in much of eastern KELOLAND, this Thanksgiving will drop below normal for many areas on the books. However, we know that we can experience different weather conditions at this time of year.
The records show that the warmest Thanksgiving in Sioux Falls was 67 degrees in 1914. That’s easy to believe, considering we just hit 68 on Tuesday. We also enjoyed the 60s in 2018 and 2011.
It turns out that 9 of the past 20 Thanksgivings were in the 1930s or colder in Sioux Falls. Occasionally it can get really cold, like in 1985 when the maximum temperature was only 3 degrees.
It can snow on Thanksgiving, but it only happens 36% of the time. The heaviest snow was 5″ recorded on November 21, 1940.
It seems like years or not, we’re just starting to experience more severe winter weather just after Thanksgiving. This year we will get a few more days of mild autumn next week.