This November is already on track to be one of the warmest temperatures on record in Buffalo.
Buffalo, New York – From the Lake Monster effect to the temperatures of the upper 1960s, here’s a breakdown of Local weather history About Thanksgiving.
With Thanksgiving coming up on the fourth Thursday in November, it is very safe to assume the holiday might snow. And history display There is a 50/50 chance of this happening!
Over the past 30 years, there have been 16 holidays with a record snowfall per day. This includes the past four years as well, with a trail recorded in every Thanksgiving since 2016.
The most snowy Thanksgiving ever happened in Buffalo on November 27, 1952, when 10.3 inches of snow was recorded at Buffalo Airport. Lots of surrounding cities also picked up between 6 to 10 inches on that day.
But other parts of western New York received more snow at Thanksgiving because of our friend Lake Erie. Two specific events and two years have been observed by the National Weather Service in Buffalo: 1956 and 2000.
On Thanksgiving Day in 1956, a snowstorm that affected the lake affected the counties of Erie and Southern Wyoming and regions down across the Southern Tier. Snow fell nearly four feet in Springville in southern Erie County! In real lake effect mode, the trace was only recorded on Thanksgiving Day at Buffalo Airport.
Then in the year 2000, the vacation fell after the lake effect event of the previous Wednesday, which moved into Thursday morning. While only a trace of snow fell on Thanksgiving Day, there had been about 20 inches of snow on the ground since Wednesday. Make this November 23, 2000, Thanksgiving Day with the most snow on Earth for the holiday.
In terms of temperature, the average low and high mid-November temperatures are 31 and 44 degrees.
The warmest Thanksgiving event occurred in 1896, when it reached 68 degrees Celsius in the late afternoon.
The coldest temperature ever recorded in Buffalo was on Thanksgiving Day just two years ago, on November 22, 2018. A cold wave moved to the northeast that day, dropping to 9 degrees before midnight. The high temperature on that day was only 20 degrees.
For this year, Thanksgiving seems to be on the cool and temperate side. Expect some rain on Wednesday, but this weather system should move in time for Thanksgiving that is dry and warmer than average with high temperatures in the upper 40s.
Temperatures in November were “much warmer than average”, starting with a record high of temperatures earlier this month. In mid-November, the average temperature of the month was so far higher than the warmest November recorded in Buffalo.
This record is 47.9 degrees from November 1931. While it is too early to tell if November of 2020 will take the highest stopping point, we can assume that this November could be within the top 10 of the warmest on record if there was no hail. Great take root for several days towards the end of the month.