Cold Turkey For Thanksgiving

November 17, 2007 at 11:13 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Temperatures will remain above normal for the next few days, but a huge cold front will slam into North Texas Wednesday. The coldest air of the season should arrive by Thanksgiving Day with our first freeze Friday morning in our suburbs.

Here is a list of signigicant North Texas Thanksgiving Weather courtesy of the National Weather Service in Fort Worth:

Number of freezes: 15

Number of days w/Max 100°F or more: 0

Number of days 32°F or less: 0

Highest Maximum
Rank Temp (°F) Date
1 88 Nov 25, 1965
2 87 Nov 24, 1910
3 83 Nov 22, 1900
4 81 Nov 23, 1967
5(tie) 80 Nov 24, 1966/Nov 25, 1926

Highest Minimum
Rank Temp (°F) Date
1 68 Nov 22, 1900
2 66 Nov 28, 1991
3 65 Nov 24, 1966
4 64 Nov 22, 1951
5 62 Nov 25, 1909

Lowest Maximum
Rank Temp (°F) Date
1 35 Nov 25, 1993
2 39 Nov 27, 1958
3(tie) 42 Nov 28, 1985/Nov 27, 1952
5 44 Nov 27, 1919

Lowest Minimum
Rank Temp (°F) Date
1 23 Nov 25, 1993
2 24 Nov 24, 1898
3 25 Nov 24, 1938
4 26 Nov 27, 1975
5 27 Nov 28, 1912

Precipitation
Number of occurrences with any precip: 24
Number of occurrences with measurable precip: 18
Average amount w/ measurable precip: 0.33″
Number of occurrences with: Thunder: 4
Snow: 0
Sleet (Ice Pellets): 1
Freezing Rain: 1
Freezing Drizzle: 0
Fog: 14

5 Wettest
Rank Rainfall (in.) Date
1 3.06 Nov 26, 1914
2 0.76 Nov 27, 1958
3(tie) 0.67 Nov 27, 1919/Nov 27, 1913
5 0.36 Nov 26, 1931

Significant Events

November 25, 1993 – Freezing rain and sleet fell during a subfreezing afternoon, amounting to 0.3″ on the ground. This was the only time that winter precipitation was ever recorded on Thanksgiving. The low was 23°F and the high was only 35°F, making it the coldest Thanksgiving ever. Also, the annual Thanksgiving Day Dallas Cowboys football game (vs Miami Dolphins) is the only occurrence in which winter precipitation fell during any NFL game in Dallas.

November 25, 1965 – This hot day reached a record high of 88°F.

November 22, 1945 – The first killing frost of the winter of 1945-46 reached a low temperature of 31°F.

Steve MacLaughlin

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