From the ABC 7 Weather team

Washington Weather Extremes on Thanksgiving Day

November 30, 2014 - 05:00 PM
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Do you know when the coldest, warmest, wettest and snowiest years were for Thanksgiving in the nation’s capital?

The year is quickly drawing to a close and the holidays are now in full swing. While many beg for a white Christmas, do you know we’ve had our fair share of white Thanksgivings in the past? Remember warm turkey days when you could host a game of kickball or football without the chill of late November weather? What about the coldest Thanksgivings when a cup of hot cocoa went well with your turkey meal?

Here is a list of the top warmest, coldest, snowiest and wettest Thanksgiving Days in the nation’s capital.

Top 7 Warmest                              Top 6 Coldest Mornings
1. 77 degrees – 2007                        1. 18 degrees - 1902
2. 75 degrees – 1979 & 1933            2. 19 degrees - 1903
3. 73 degrees - 1927                         3. 21 degrees - 1930 & 1894
4. 72 degrees – 1896                        4. 22 degrees - 1892         
5. 71 degrees – 1987                        5. 23 degrees - 1938, 1905 and 1901
6. 69 degrees – 1973 & 1966            6. 24 degrees - 1917 and 1895
7. 68 degrees – 1968 

Top 5 Snowiest                               Top 5 Wettest
1. 1.9" - 1989                                      1. 1.15" - 1971
2. 1.0" - 1971                                      2. 0.96" - 1916
3. 0.6" - 1912                                      3. 0.93" - 1935 
4. 0.5" - 1938                                      4. 0.91" - 1945 & 1886 
5. 0.2" - 1901& 1898                           5. 0.77" - 1938 & 1966

Although the Thanksgiving weekend is drawing to a close on the warm side, much more seasonal weather is just around the corner next week. For more on the forecast, click here.

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