Thanksgiving Conversation Starters

November 27, 2014 0 Comments

If there’s an awkward lull in the usually lively Thanksgiving dinner chit-chat today, you can always shift the discussion to weather because there certainly isn’t a shortage of topics in that department right now. First, there’s the frigid November that has led to a white Thanksgiving and now the coldest temperatures of the season to date.

Thanksgiving Day is featuring the coldest temperatures of the season so far. Numbers on the map we would normally see in January!

Thanksgiving Day is featuring the coldest temperatures of the season so far. Numbers on the map we would normally see in January!

If you’re curious, here is a list of Thanksgiving records from Rochester dating back to the 19th century. As you can see below, we weren’t far from reaching the record low for the holiday. The coldest high record is unattainable today, however, as our high temperatures for the day was at midnight when we were still in the upper teens. Temperatures really did drop quickly overnight in the wake of the Arctic cold front with the light winds, clear skies, and a fresh blanket of snow to help the cause.

Thanksgiving records from Rochester.

Thanksgiving records for Rochester.

If you’re hoping for a warm up, there is good news. Warmer air is going to be flowing into the area by this evening ahead of a storm system to the west, so temperatures will actually climb tonight. There will be a little snow later tonight as well with half an inch or so of accumulation possible by mid morning Friday. A little freezing drizzle will be possible through the morning hours on Friday as well, so keep that in mind. We’ll flirt with the 30s Friday and then climb well into the 30s on Saturday before another cold front brings winter temperatures back for Sunday and next week.

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

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