FAIRBANKS — With high temperatures forecast to be zero to 15 degrees below and lows of 25 below expected, Thanksgiving Day will be a little cooler than normal. But not by much.
Since 1904, the average high temperature on Thanksgiving Day has been 7 above and the average low has been 10 below, according to a special Thanksgiving weather statement issued by the National Weather Service on Wednesday.
During the past 107 years, the coldest Thanksgiving on record in Fairbanks was 1927 with a low of 50 below. The warmest Thanksgiving was in 1943 with a high temperature of 46 degrees.
The snowiest Thanksgiving on record was 1996 when 6.1 inches of snow fell.