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Expect a chilly Thanksgiving in Fairbanks

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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 11:48 pm | Updated: 12:08 pm, Mon Jan 21, 2013.

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.

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