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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Nashville TN
957 AM CST Tue Nov 20 2018


Here are a few Thanksgiving Day climatological facts for Nashville going
back to 1874.

The warmest Thanksgiving Day high temperatures on record...
76 degrees in 1933
72 degrees in 2015...2010...and 1896
71 degrees in 1940

The warmest Thanksgiving Day mean temperature on record...
66 degrees in 1933 and 1896

The coldest Thanksgiving Day low temperatures on record...
16 degrees in 2013
18 degrees in 1930
19 degrees in 1950

The coldest Thanksgiving Day mean temperature on record...
25 degrees in 1930

The wettest Thanksgiving Days on record...
1.19 inches in 1925
1.07 inches in 1959
0.84 inches in 1923
0.81 inches in 1999
0.66 inches in 1941

There were 3 measurable Thanksgiving Day snowfall events...
2.0 inches in 1950
1.5 inches in 1938
1.0 inches in 1936
A trace of snow fell on 9 Thanksgiving Days

Based on the snowfall records...1 out of every 45 Thanksgiving days a measurable snowfall
will occur. Once every 11 to 12 years...a trace or more of snowfall will occur.

Note that Thanksgiving Day is typically the fourth Thursday in the month of November.
This was not always the case and this did not become a law until Dec 26th 1941 under
President Roosevelt.
Otherwise...1863 was when the official observance of Thanksgiving began. Thanksgiving
has always occurred during the last 10 days of November. The only exception
came in 1865 when Thanksgiving was observed on Dec 7th. Our climate records for Nashville
go back to 1874.


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