Typical Thanksgiving weather

Posted at 7:02 PM, Nov 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-19 21:12:12-05

COLORADO – Thanksgiving is generally an indoor holiday, but the weather can still play a big role. Travel issues are always the biggest concern, but cold and snow can also put a damper on celebrations.

This year, temperatures look to be in the 50’s and 60’s. That’s above average for the time of year and Thanksgiving in general. Those averages are 48° for Colorado Springs and 52° for Pueblo. We should have no problem exceeding those this year.

In the past, we’ve managed highs in the 70’s a few times, most recently in 2011. The cold is staying away this year and we’ve had nearly 100 years since we set the record for coldest Thanksgiving back in 1919. Colorado Springs barely made it out of the negatives that year.

Turkey Day snow has exceeded 4″ in the past. That was the case back in 1987. No snow this year, or last year either. Temperatures then were int he 50’s with dry conditions all day.

More dry conditions and milder temperatures are on the plate this year through at least Black Friday. Temperatures will be in the 50’s and 60’s with the biggest concern being the potential for strong winds. Those might impact a flag football game or outdoor deep frying, but travel should be good to go.