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Weather talk: Bad weather usually doesn't occur on Thanksgiving

Historically, about half of all years will have a weather event during the four-day Thanksgiving weekend that makes travel difficult, but usually the bad weather does not occur on Thursday.

Historically, about half of all years will have a weather event during the four-day Thanksgiving weekend that makes travel difficult, but usually the bad weather does not occur on Thursday.

Since 1950, it has snowed 1 inch or more only four times on Thanksgiving Day, and on 47 of those 58 years, no measurable precipitation fell, including 14 out of the past 15. That one exception was in 2003, when one-half inch of snow fell in Fargo-Moorhead.

The heaviest Thanksgiving Day snow was the 7.8 inches that fell in 1993. That was part of a stretch of seven straight days of snow that added up to more than a foot, with snow falling over the entire four- day holiday weekend that year.

So on this day of giving thanks, we can often give thanks for the weather, and it appears today will be another in our streak of dry Thanksgiving days.

Have a weather question you'd like answered? E-mail weather@wday.com , or write to WDAY Stormtracker, WDAY-TV, Box 2466, Fargo, ND 58108

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