It will be a warm Thanksgiving, and our afternoon high temperature will be close to the daily record high…. but no where near the record for Thanksgiving. Looking up daily records is pretty easy, but getting records for Thanksgiving takes a bit more time…. remember that Thanksgiving falls on a different date each year.
The warmest Thanksgiving on record was in 1965, when it warmed to 84 degrees. Today will mark the 13th time that we have warmed to at least 70 degrees on Thanksgiving. The coldest turkey day was back in 1993, when the morning low was 15 degrees, and it warmed to just 28 degrees in the afternoon. Back in 1919, we had a Thanksgiving with a high of just 28 degrees as well.
The rainiest Thanksgiving was in 1896, with 1.56 inches of rain. We have also had snow on the holiday. Seven times in Oklahoma City, with the snowiest Thanksgiving in 1968, when 1.4 inches fell.